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Care for Creation

17 August @ 4:00 pm - 23 August @ 9:00 am

Image: A powerful wave on Iona . Credit: Iona Community/ D Coleman

Care for Creation 17th – 23rd August 2024
(The week formerly known as ‘Superpower your climate action’)

Do you need to sharpen your vision of a world transformed? Are you longing to connect with others who care for Creation?

Take time on Iona to lift your spirits in late summer. Discover how you can act more justly for people and planet.

This week will be facilitated by Val King and Melanie Nazareth of Christian Climate Action. We are also delighted to present guest speakers Mitzi Jonelle Tan and Rev. Israel Olofinjana.

Immersed in the natural beauty of Iona, we’ll take time together to think about people and planet. Moving from lament to hope, we’ll explore how each of us can love and care for a world in peril. You will also have the opportunity to participate in our wonderful pilgrimage around Iona and an optional boat trip to the breath-taking island of Staffa.

We offer a 50% discount to UK based students, people living on benefits or paid below the living wage, the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers. There’s also a 15% discount applied to families of 4 or more.


Find out more about how you can grow the heart space to care for Creation. Book your place now.


Melanie Nazareth
Melanie Nazareth

Melanie Nazareth now spends most of her time as a grass roots organiser helping people of faith find their place in the climate movement. Of Indian origin, she was born in Kenya, and spent much of her childhood in the Solomon Islands in the Western Pacific. Her links to these places fuel a deepening commitment to working for climate justice. This journey has led her from a career as a lawyer to studying theology, ecology and ethics, and to working with Christian Climate Action.





Val King
Val King

Val King is a longstanding member of Christian Climate Action and coordinator for CCA Scotland. She came from a leadership role in the business world to owning a 70-acre farm near Stirling, which she and her husband Pete are rewilding. They’re both on a steep learning curve! Val is committed to a life of action and contemplation and gets involved in numerous climate groups; she also enjoys going on retreats to provide balance to her life.





Mitzi Jonelle
Mitzi Jonelle Tan Credit: yacap.org

Mitzi Jonelle Tan is a full-time climate justice activist based in Metro Manila, Philippines. She is the convenor and international spokesperson of Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP), an organiser with Fridays For Future International (FFF) and Most Affected Peoples and Areas (FFF MAPA). Mitzi is committed to changing the system and building a world that prioritizes people and planet, not profit, through collective action.



Rev Dr Israel Oluwole Olofinjana
Rev Dr Israel Oluwole Olofinjana. Credit: Evangelical Alliance

Rev Dr Israel Oluwole Olofinjana is a Baptist minister and Director of the One People Commission of the Evangelical Alliance.
He is an honorary research fellow at The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education and is on the Christian Aid working group of black majority church leaders exploring the intersection of climate justice and racial justice. A Yoruba Nigerian, he writes and speaks extensively and has a special interest in African and Public Theology.






6 Nights: £762 per adult, £381 for reduced rate – see our programme page for more information.


17 August @ 4:00 pm
23 August @ 9:00 am
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Iona Abbey Centre
Isle of Iona United Kingdom
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