Local A Rocha groups
What are these “local groups”?
Local groups are gatherings of Christians at a local level (town, city, etc.) who want to reflect, act and pray together on subjects that combine Christian faith and the protection of the environment.
Led by experienced Ambassadors, they allow their members to benefit from the perspective, experience and resources of A Rocha to train themselves, adapt their own lifestyles but also raise awareness and mobilise around them.
Some examples of action by local groups:
- Organising meetings together in the churches of your town/city
- Meeting, sharing and praying around specific topics (the Bible and living lightly, food resilience in our area, eco-anxiety, …). More ideas for themes on our YouTube channel.
- Creating or participating in a shared garden project,
- Reading a book on the environment, finding out more and sharing regularly in small groups,
- Organising prayer walks in nature,
- Participating in a climate walk,
- Planning an inter-church event on the theme “faith and ecology”.
There is no shortage of ideas and the orientation of each local group is specific to the territory and its members!
You want to join a local group?
Congratulations! Here’s a list of local active groups. Don’t hesitate to contact the one in your area (links to French pages but includes contact details).
- A Rocha Amiens
- A Rocha Annecy
- A Rocha Arles
- A Rocha Bruxelles / Belgique or « Germoir A Rocha »
- A Rocha Lille
- A Rocha Lyon
- A Rocha Marseille
- A Rocha Montpellier
- A Rocha Paris
- A Rocha Sophia-Antipolis (starting up)
- A Rocha Strasbourg (starting up)
- A Rocha Toulouse or « ART »
You want to start a local group?
Again, congratulations! You will need to be an official confirmed Ambassador with A Rocha. (Clicking on the ‘Become an Ambassador’ button will take to you to the information in French.)
When you talk to the Ambassadors coordination team, they will listen to your project, pray with you, advise you and help you to make it happen!
So – what are you waiting for?