Advocacy & Outcomes at COP27
Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC)
 chair, Thea Ormerod, has written a report concerning outcomes at COP 27. As we all know, much more work needs to be done if we are to avoid exceeding 1.5 C temperature rise. We are all aware of what the current 1.1 C rise is already doing to our environment! God’s wonderful creation and vulnerable people across the globe continue to be attacked by vested interests and a lack of leadership.

Eco-anxiety and Pastoral Care
Jessica Morthope
, Director of the Five Leave Eco-Awards, invited Ian to make a video about our work on climate action for an online Climate Pastoral Care course. View the video here.

Expression of Interest for CoPower Board – LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE
The Synod is seeking expressions of interest from any interested members of the Uniting Church to represent the Synod of the board of CoPower. CoPower is a not-for-profit cooperative that has a focus on the transition away from fossil fuels and using the funds it generates to fund human rights and social justice projects. CoPower’s first service is offering retail electricity with their product partner Energy Locals.

The Synod was recently accepted as a member organisation of CoPower. The Synod has a place on the board of CoPower as part of its efforts to address its own greenhouse gas emissions.

Anyone interested in representing the Synod on the board of CoPower should send through an expression of interest by Monday 28 November to Please also contact Mark if you have any questions about the role.

The expression of interest should outline why you wish to represent the Synod on the board of CoPower and any relevant experience. Previous experience on a board or as a director of a corporate entity is an advantage. You should also outline any experience they have in the electricity industry or with renewable energy generation.