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 … [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.
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' … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]