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A Rocha – 30 years caring for creation

A Rocha turns 30 in 2013 – join the celebrations!

It all began 30 years ago: a Christian field study centre in the south of Portugal and one small team with a big vision! Today, A Rocha has grown into an international organization coordinating conservation work in 19 countries, always with this same passion for creation care in a cross-cultural, community context. What a lot we have to be thankful for! 

To celebrate just how far we’ve come and to say ‘thank you’ to all who have journeyed with us, we've been having events throughout the year for you to get involved with. And as food so often plays such an important part in A Rocha communities, we thought it only appropriate to share a special flavour of our national projects with a range of A Rocha recipes.

Join in the celebrations!

John Stott - sml

Hear the John Stott London Lectures

Now you can listen to both speakers: Rev Dr Chris Wright (of Langham Partnership International) and David Nussbaum (of WWF-UK), as did nearly 200 people at ZSL London Zoo in October. Read more

Miranda Harris at 30th anniversary celebrations, by Julio Reis

Under the Bright Wings

You can now listen to 10 short excerpts from Under the Bright Wings, the story of A Rocha’s first ten years. As part of our anniversary celebrations, we asked Peter and Miranda Harris, who founded A Rocha, to make the recording for us.

30 reasons to smile - Martin Kaonga

30 reasons FOR YOU to smile!

If you’ve been supporting A Rocha: perhaps by volunteering, praying, making donations or encouraging others to get involved, we hope you’ll smile as you watch our new slide show.

Yellow-browed Warbler by Ben Porter

A Rocha celebrates 30 years in Portugal

On 19 October there was a 30th birthday party at Cruzinha, A Rocha’s first field study centre, in the Algarve, Portugal. Peter and Miranda Harris, who set up the centre, returned for the celebrations ... Read more

30 year cake

Celebrate your birthday with A Rocha!

Do you find you get more presents than you really need for your birthday?  If so, why not ask your friends and family to make a donation to A Rocha instead of, or as well as, buying you a gift? Read more to find out how to get started.


Peruvian Ceviche
Traditionally made with fresh, raw fish, marinated in lime juice and flavoured with chillis, eating ceviche on a sunny afternoon is a favourite past-time of most Peruvians! Here’s how you can make your own …
Contributed by A Rocha Peru
Shish Taouk (barbecued chicken)
Traditional Lebanese cuisine - best served with a spectacular wildlife backdrop!
Contributed by Chris Naylor, Lebanon/UK
Grasscutter and palm nut soup
A nourishing soup made from one of the most popular delicacies of southern Ghana.
Contributed by Jacqueline Kumadoh, Ghana

More recipes…

Do you have fond memories of a food-related A Rocha experience and a nice recipe to go with it? Please let us know so that we can share it!

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