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.
As the global climate talks face serious problems, the Pope, Christian leaders and international church organisations have made pleas to heads of powerful nations to show moral courage in making decisions for all of creation.
Polar bears are important not only for their beauty but for being at the top of the Arctic food chain. But pollutants carried to the High Arctic by winds and ocean currents threaten the bears - another victim of climate change.
Bells pealed as a warning on climate change after the Archbishop of Canterbury told a church service in Copenhagen, attended by people from major faiths and Christian denominations, that humanity can only show love to all by making the earth a secure home.