The G8 leaders have been criticised today for failing to make a breakthrough in critical climate change talks. Discussions about how to reduce greenhouse gases came on the second day of the summit on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
Climate change, its causes and consequences as well as the role of churches worldwide, are at the centre of a 7-14 July 2008 visit to the Pacific region by World Council of Churches general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia.
Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church has said Christians need a stronger voice in Jerusalem in order to prevent tensions spreading there, and that Muslims and Christians should work together on ecology issues.
What can churches and religious bodies do that ecological groups are not doing? Can they engage on the issue without merely replicating what is happening in secular society? These are questions global Lutherans have been asking.