A more rapid transition to a low-carbon economy based on clean energy has been called for by delegations from the ACT Alliance (including Christian Aid), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) at the … [Read more...]
Climate change has become an issue of major importance in the media and across the political spectrum.
- - Do the churches - or individual Christians - have a particular role to play in regard to climate change and the environment?
- - Is climate change due to our lack of proper care for God's created world?
- - As climate change is having a disproportionate effect on many of the poorest parts of the world, to what extent is this a justice issue?
These and other similar questions have been challenging churches for many years now, both to reflect on environmental issues from a theological point of view and to develop programmes of practical action.
Since 2008 CTBI has compiled a programme of resources to encourage and assist churches to observe Creation Time and these are available to download:
Older resources from 2008-2013 are available on our old website,
There is a substantial amount of material related to the environment and global warming available from churches, agencies and groups - see links.
From 8-16 October 2016 the Climate Coalition is holding a week of action 'to celebrate the people, places and things we want to protect from climate change'. Events are being organised around the country to either include or lobby local … [Read more...]
1 September – 4 October 2016 Download resources to observe Creation Time 2016. Here we will provide links to materials produced by the churches and other groups for Creation Time 2016. Eco-congregation Scotland An ecumenical writing … [Read more...]
To mark the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has produced a new part of its website dedicated to the document and efforts around the world to put its … [Read more...]
Christian Aid has launched a report looking at how to protect a billion people in climate-threatened coastal cities. Called Act Now or Pay Later it quotes UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, who argues that every $1 spent on reducing the … [Read more...]
Ecumenical Bible Week (EBW) 15-22 May 2016, which includes parish based events in Dublin and surrounding areas, looks at Christian attitudes to the environmental crisis and global warming. Events are based on the theme 'In the beginning God … [Read more...]
Faith leaders have issued a statement to world leaders supporting the agreement on climate change, adopted by UN negotiators on 12 December 2015, but also asking for more ambitious action. An interfaith group handed the statement to the … [Read more...]