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 […]
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:
- 2017 Creation Time 2017
- 2016 Creation Time 2016
- 2015 Creation Time 2015
- 2014 God, Whose Farm is All Creation
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.
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, […]
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 president of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 18 April 2016. Signatories include: Rev. Dr Olav […]
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) Europe are holding an online video presentation and discussion on climate change activism in the churches in Europe on 18 March 2016, 10am-11am (GMT). Speaking at the online seminar will be Dr Eszter Kodácsy-Simon, Assistant Lecturer, Evangelical Lutheran Theological University (Budapest), […]
Aiming to address how the Church continues to play a role in response to the COP21 UN Climate Change conference, the 2016 Ecumenical World Development Conference (EWDC) takes place on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April 2016 at The Central Hall, Coventry. It will look at: How does the Paris Agreement give support to our […]
What does COP21 mean for churches, what was achieved and how can this be taken forward? This talk and discussion will take place at the next Eco Congregation Scotland network meeting, led by Adrian Shaw, Climate Change Officer for the Church of Scotland. The meeting is on 14 March 2016, 7.30-9pm, St John’s Church, Princes […]
Eco Church, the successor to Eco-Congregation in England and Wales, was launched at an event at St Paul’s Cathedral on 26 Jan 2016 by A Rocha UK, Christian Aid and Tearfund. The keynote was from Dr Rowan Williams with other speakers including Dr Ruth Valerio, Churches and Theology Director at A Rocha UK, and the Revd […]
A new project to help churches care for God’s earth, Eco Church, is being launched on 26 Jan 2016 at St Paul’s Cathedral by A Rocha UK, Christian Aid and Tearfund. The aim of the initiative is to help churches ‘go green’ in all areas of church life, including building management, outreach and personal lifestyle. […]