Rev Dr Rachel Mash

Communion Forest Initiative

Mon 23 Oct 2023, 07:00 PM
Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts

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To plant is to hope,
To restore is to heal,
To protect is to love.

The Communion Forest is a global initiative comprising local activities of forest protection, tree growing and eco-system restoration undertaken by provinces, dioceses and individual churches across the Anglican Communion to safeguard creation.

We are pleased to present one of the founders of the Communion Forest Initiative that is being embraced around the world and is the focus for the Ballarat Anglican Diocese in 2023-4 – Rev. Dr. Rachel Mash – the Environmental Coordinator of the Anglican Churches of Southern Africa.

Rachel Mash will be speaking for one night only at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts Monday 23 October 2023 at 7pm. She will present on the opportunities that the Communion Forest represents for the spiritual response to the Globe’s environmental challenges, Rachel will then open the floor for questions.

In 2022 when speaking at the United Nations Environment Program 50 in Kenya Rachel advocated for the need for a transformation in how we relate to our environment that is based in living out our values. The responsibility for all of us to steward the earth rather than exploit it.

Rev. Dr. Rachel Mash is the Environmental Coordinator of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa which covers SA, Swaziland, Lesotho, Angola Namibia and Mozambique. She lives in Cape Town. From an environmental desk the work has grown to a movement known as “Green Anglicans”. She also is a member of the steering committee of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network and the steering committee for the Season of Creation partnership.

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