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 […]
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.
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 […]
Here we provide links to Christian organisations and development agencies involved in environment and climate change issues, plus web pages and information provided by the churches. We also have a section of links to other groups, including the UK Government. Networks/movements Christian organisations Development agencies Churches Other groups Other faiths Networks/Movements ACT Alliance The ACT […]
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. […]
A final agreement has been reached at the crucial United Nations Climate Change conference (COP 21) in Paris. Christian Aid has hailed it as ‘a new era which has the potential to transform the global economy to address climate change.’ The ACT Alliance, of which Christian Aid is a member, said: ‘This is a milestone in […]
12 December 2015 – Christian Aid has hailed the final Paris climate agreement as a new era which has the potential to transform the global economy to address climate change. Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid’s Senior Climate Advisor said: ‘For the first time in history the whole world has made a public commitment to reduce greenhouse […]
The President of France, Francois Hollande, yesterday praised the efforts of campaigners and faith leaders who personally delivered to him a collection of petitions containing over 1.8 million signatures calling for climate justice. The Bishop of Salisbury, the Church of England’s lead on the environment, joined representatives of Christian Aid, ACT Alliance and other faith […]