Vulnerable communities have been left on their own to adapt to climate change or perish because of the failure of the UN conference in Copenhagen to agree legally binding commitments, a Kenyan theologian and ecologist has warned
Councillors in Newbury have given their official backing to plans to make a local church the first 'carbon neutral' place of worship in England. St George’s Church aims to make its carbon footprint zero by the end of 2011.
Post mortems about the Copenhagen Conference are well underway and there is much gloom, says Colin Morris. But there is also work to build on, and religious sensibility can play a key role in aiding real progress on climate change.
As the Copenhagen climate change conference ended without official adoption of a non-binding accord, US humanitarian agency Church World Service called on individual nations to “act ‘as if,’ starting now.”
How does biblical thought relate to climate change? What are the theological insights churches can offer to a world facing an unprecedented ecological crisis? Juan Michel describes some answers from a recent global seminar.
"The present day reality shows that our sincere efforts have not been enough to bring in the age of social justice and peace," says a WCC statement delivered to the plenary of the United Nations Climate Change Conference yesterday.
Why should religious people be involved in the climate change debate? The issue was tackled head-on at a side-meeting in Copenhagen, coinciding with the vital global talks on climate change action, says Mark Beach.