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 […]
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.
1 September – 4 October 2017. Download resources to observe Creation Time 2017. Here we provide links to materials produced by the churches and other groups for Creation Time 2017. Eco-congregation Scotland Resources for Creation Time 2017 come from an ecumenical writing group, with contributors from the Church of Scotland, the Roman Catholic Church, The […]
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, […]
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), […]