Bringing Advent Down to Earth

advent-cropQ: What do you get if you cross the upcoming Paris Climate Change talks with Advent?

A: A Rocha UK’s fantastic online Advent Calendar!

This is a calendar with a difference. The theme is Hope for the World. Whilst being a traditional advent theme, it is particularly relevant this year because of the important international talks around climate change, that I’m sure you know are taking place during the first two weeks of Advent, starting on Tuesday.

This specially-themed online Calendar celebrates the hope we have in looking forward to the birth of Christ, but holds that hand-in-hand with the immediate context of us desperately needing a good outcome from the Paris talks: one that gives us hope for our world.

We have an amazing line-up of contributors for you (key figures from the worlds of conservation, church, politics, business, and development such as Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, Sir John Houghton, Nicky Gumbel, Caroline Spelman MP and lots of others) and each day will open up a short Advent message from someone who I know has something significant to say to us.

Although written text will be available too, these messages will come to you in the form of a podcast (just two or three minutes long) that you can listen to, like a Thought for the Day. I hope it will be something you can start each day with: an opportunity to reflect on the gift of Christ that Christmas celebrates, and to pray for our world.

You don’t have to wait till December 1st. Go now to and register to get a daily notification emailed to you so you don’t miss a day.

Please do come on this journey with me, it would be lovely to have you!