Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Tree planting as part of the IEPC

Each day at the IEPC the Convocation paused at midday for a very simple form of prayer which remembered how God planted a tree in Eden and how we are called to live like trees planted next to a source of water.

Each day trees have been being planted, in the grounds of the university of the West Indies. Forty-nine trees in all have been planted, all of them local species and the University is really pleased to have this lasting legacy of the IEPC which will go on growing here. A good sign of peace with the earth. I wasn't able to get to an actual tree planting but was sent this really great photo of one of the Bible study groups watering "their" tree with water from their "just water" water bottles. This photo comes courtesy of Tara Curlewis, general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Australia.
It's good to know that we're leaving something that will grow here.
Meanwhile some folk are also sending in photos of the trees they planted on World Sunday for Peace. Here's a great one from Sweden where the group planted an apple tree. The just peace we build has to be lovingly planted and firmly rooted.