Christianity and the climate conversation

The biblical narrative provides us with valuable teaching and principles that we can apply to sustainable and fair living practices. These include loving our neighbour (local and global neighbours and future generations); the Sabbath; stewardship of the earth; justice; repentance from greed; the good Samaritan; and Jesus' example of servant-kingship.

The "Common Belief: Australia's Faith Communities on Climate Change" (Source: The Climate Institute) provides statements from 16 of Australia's Faith Communities, many of them Christian, who recognise that climate change requires a moral and ethical response.

What does this look like in our everyday lives?

Bible Studies

Take the time to explore creation care at home, in your small group or your church congregation using these bible studies and action kits available online.


Tear Australia

Tear Australia's Carbon Fast: a 7 part biblestudy series with 40 daily actions

www.tear.org.au »


Hope For Creation

7 short bible studies: The Cross and Climate Change

www.hopeforcreation.com.au »


Australian Religious Response To Climate Change

Christian Climate Change Action Kit

www.arrcc.org.au »

Organisations & Websites

The Bible Society

www.biblesociety.org.au »


TEAR Australia

www.tear.org.au »


A Rocha

www.arocha.org »


Hope For Creation

www.hopeforcreation.com.au »


Tearfund

www.tearfund.org »


Lausanne Movement

www.lausanne.org »

Christians in Climate Science

Katharine Hayhoe

www.katharinehayhoe.com »


Mick Pope

www.ethos.org.au »

www.iscast.org/bio_mick_pope »

Books

A Climate of Hope; Church and Mission in a Warming World
(coming soon in 2015!)

By Claire Dawson and Dr Mick Pope


Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living

By Nick Spence and Virginia Vroblesky


Enough Is Enough

By Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill


The Lost World of Genesis

By John H Walton


Colossians Remixed

By Brian J Walsh & Sylvia C Keesmaat


Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crisis and a Revolution of Hope

By Brian D McLaren


Almost Amish

By Nancy Sleeth


Issues Facing Christians Today

By John R W Stott (Roy McCloughry Ed.)


Global Warming and the Risen Lord

By Jim Ball

Psalm 8

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.
You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength
silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers-
the moon and the stars you set in place-
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you care for them?

Yet you made them only a little lower than God
and crowned them with glory and honor.

You gave them charge of everything you made,
putting all things under their authority-
the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals,
the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

Video Clip

Joy Of Enough

www.greenchristian.org.uk »