Creation Care resources - Audio talks
Hear Peter Harris:
Peter Harris is the Founder and President of A
Rocha. He told the story of the organisation’s beginnings in
Under the Bright Wings (1993) and
more recently continued his account of the adventure in
Kingfisher’s Fire (2008). Peter
and his wife Miranda lived in Portugal for ten years, establishing A Rocha’s
first field study centre in the Algarve, and then moved to France, where they
were involved in establishing A Rocha France. They have visited most of the A
Rocha teams around the world and speak from 25 years’ experience of
demonstrating and teaching about God’s love for all creation.
Peter Harris reading excerpts of Under
the Bright Wings.
on “The Creation Care Legacy of John Stott” – Episode 1 of “The
Agabus Project”, January 2012
"What does it mean that Christ is Lord of creation?"
"Why Creation is Waiting for Christians"
Hear Miranda Harris:
Together with her husband Peter, Miranda Harris
established A Rocha's first field study centre in the Algarve, Portugal in 1983
and then, during the 90s, A Rocha France’s first centre near Arles. They lived
in Provence until 2010, providing coordination and giving leadership to the
rapidly growing global movement. Miranda continues to teach and write from their
home in England.
Hear Leah Kostamo
For the past ten years,
Leah has worked
alongside her husband Markku to establish A
Rocha Canada. She says, ‘Over the years we’ve been astounded by the myriad
of folks who have joined us in this calling – folks from around the world and
right next door. Folks who have helped us restore salmon streams, open the
wonder of creation to school kids, and grow bushels upon bushels of organic
vegetables.’ Enjoy her blogs at
www.leahkostamo.com and at
Hear Rev Dave Bookless:
Dave is A Rocha International's Advisor for Theology and Churches, based in
Southall, West London. He is much in demand as a speaker and preacher, and is
the author of Planetwise: Dare to care for God’s
world. Dave and his wife Anne started up the A Rocha project in
Southall, working to turn neglected waste ground into a country park and
wildlife reserve, so he brings many years of experience in practical
conservation and campaigning, as well as biblical study, to the subject of
In July 2008 , Dave spoke at St Paul's Church, Shadwell, England on "How to
be Planetwise" (Genesis 1 and 2) and "Jesus and the Earth" (Colossians 1:15-20).
Each talk follows prayer and the reading.
Hear Stella Simiyu:
Stella Simiyu works with
Botanic Gardens Conservation International,
seconded to the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to support
the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. Formerly a
Research Scientist with the National Museums of Kenya, she has extensive
experience working in plant conservation, policy, capacity building and
networking. She is also a member of the national committee of A Rocha Kenya,
based in Nairobi.
Hear Prof Sir Ghillean Prance:
Prof Sir Ghillean Prance is the Chair of A
Rocha's International Trustees. For eleven years he worked as the Director of
the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, until his retirement in 1999. He trained as a
plant taxonomist and is an expert on the flora of the Amazon rainforests. He is
currently Scientific Director of the Eden Project in Cornwall and Visiting
Professor at Reading University.
Hear Dr Graham McAll:
Having taken leave from his regular work of training family doctors in the
UK, Dr Graham McAll is examining the health impacts of global climate change and
the response of Christian clinicians. As a member of the UK’s
Climate and Health Council, he
has written and spoken on this subject over the last few years. Formerly,
Graham lived in Malaysia for seven years with his family when he worked as a
lecturing surgeon in Universiti Sains Malaysia.