Smallholder farmers – once considered as unimportant and inefficient by experts – are now being heralded as the key to increasing world food production while limiting the impact on land, water and the global climate, says Oikocredit, a Body in Association of CTBI. One prerequisite for this to happen, though, is that these farmers need the finance […]
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.
Taking place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November, the 2017 United Nations (UN) climate change conference (COP23) aims for progress and initiatives in two critical and inter-linked areas of action: Governments working to increase climate action under the terms of the Paris Agreement and the UN Climate Change Convention Showcasing, fostering and launching new and expanding […]
Churches and Christians are encouraged to celebrate the Time for Creation together between 1 September – 4 October 2017, and 1 September as the Day for Creation, by the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN). ‘Recent developments remind of the growing urgency of […]
Oikocredit, a Body in Association of CTBI, invests in more than 800 social enterprise partners across Africa, Asia, Latin America and central and eastern Europe. In Ghana it is helping to meet the ever-increasing demand for electricity by funding PEG, a social enterprise providing renewable energy. Affordable solar power could provide the answer to meeting the demand for […]
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 United Nations climate conference, COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco, 7-18 2016. People of faith should come together […]
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 members of the UK Parliament. You can register or search for events on the Speak […]
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 group has written worship material for Creation Time 2016. Contributors come from the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Episcopal […]
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 teaching into practice. The first anniversary of Laudato Si’ was celebrated on June 20 with […]
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 risks from disasters now will save around $7 of damages later. The report assesses why […]
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 created…’ Gen 1:1: The Gospel and Care of our Common Home. EBW features 45 events, including debates, […]