Christians in Oxford asked to commit to protecting environment

By Matthew Taylor
The Guardian
June 22, 2022

The addition to baptism and confirmation ceremonies thought to be first of its kind in UK

Christians being confirmed or baptised in the Oxford diocese will henceforth be asked to commit to protecting the environment as part of the church’s formal liturgy.

The addition to the ceremonies is supported by the Right Rev Steven Croft, bishop of Oxford, and asks people being baptised or confirmed to “strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the Earth”.

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