This year the Stamp Appeal will support the Church of South India's Othara Eco-Spirituality Centre.
'God created all living and non-living things to coexist in a rhythm and equilibrium, which we often call ecological balance. Ecological disasters befall us when this balance is lost', Bishop Thomas K. Oommen, Deputy Moderator of the Church of South India
The Church of South India (CSI) has recently opened the Othara Eco-spirituality centre near Thiruvalla in Kerala. It is a place where people can come to learn about climate change and the importance of conserving the earth God has given us.
This year the Stamp Project will support some of their ecological innovations including the harvesting and re-use of rain water, the establishment of a biogas plant to power the kitchens and the development of a small dairy and chicken farm for native breeds.
Through retreats and conferences, CSI hopes that the knowledge people gain at the centre will inspire them to live sustainably and encourage others in their community to do likewise. They want to encourage people to appreciate and understand that 'caring for the earth is not only a calling, but a lifestyle.'
How to contribute
- Post your stamps to World Mission Stamp Project, PO Box 9191, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ML2 0YB
- Hand-deliver to Keith Scott, 143 Netherton Road, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ML2 OAR, or contact by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hand-deliver to Glasgow Presbytery Office Mon-Fri between the hours of 9-12.30pm/1.30-4.30pm
- Free courier uplift is available for packages of stamps, which weigh between 10-19kg. Telephone 01698 351323 to arrange for uplift
- If you believe your stamp collection is valuable please arrange for Keith Scott to collect it personally by telephone - 01698 351323