Creation Day is Tomorrow!

logo-LaudatoSi-REFA-03

Tomorrow 1st Sept is Creation Day and people all over the world will be celebrating.

CCA is excited about Creation day and on the Homepage of our  website you will be able to watch a short video from Pope Francis and find a link to some Creation day prayers that we recommend.

I also recommend the Catholic page of action from the Season of Creation website at seasonofcreation.org

Pope Francis is calling for action and CCA and Catholics all around the world are responding-will you?

You can also watch Cardinal Turkson’s presenting Pope Francis’s special  message “Show Mercy to our Common home” via the following

 

Happy Creation Day to all CCA Members and supporters

 

Long Distance Live Transport of Animals

Transport-cows-

CCA opposes the horrendous abuse of animals that takes place in the production of food for humans. We of course strongly promote a vegetarian or vegan diet and CCA wish we all lived in a world where animals were not eaten by humans at all.

However,meat eating is not only widespread but very depressingly it is actually increasing throughout the world.

CCA therefore will do whatever  it can to support Animal Welfare measures to try and reduce the suffering of all animals in the “production chain” and we support the various campaigns and longstanding work and activity  of our friends and colleagues in Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) in their great and ongoing work in this area.

CIWF are holding a major Day of Action on Monday 29th August in protest against the cruelty and suffering animals suffer in the long distance live transportation and CCA will take an active part in this day of action.

animals-are-not-freight-website-logo1

CCA Annual Retreat 2016

 

DSC_1626 A

I am currently at the CCA Annual Retreat which this year is being held in the wonderful Quaker run and administered Charney Manor Conference & Retreat Centre in Oxfordshire.

The Retreat is always a great Ecumenical event and this year is no different with colleagues and friends from differing traditions and especially our friends from the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals (ASWA).

It is always lovely to see people returning year after years but also fantastic to see “first-timers” enjoying their first Retreat and we have had a very nice mix of participants in that respect this year.

An absolute bonus has been that we have been able to enjoy our religious services in the breathtaking St Peter’s Church, Charney Basset which dates back to Norman and even Saxon times and which is stunning.

The Retreat ends today and we will be beginning the planning of next years event very shortly and I would encourage all CCA Members and supporters to consider attending this glorious few days away in the company of colleagues all of who are continuing to work (and play) hard for the whole of God’s creation.