Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Muslims could join Christians in persuading global leaders to agree ambitious, sustainable goals at the next global talks on climate change by joining forces, says the new WCC chief.
A Christian leader from the Pacific, a region especially vulnerable to the impact of human-assisted global warming, has been expressing dismay about the outcome of the recent Copenhagen summit on climate change.
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.
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.
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.
Right-wing campaigners and journalists reviving denial of human-made climate change are facing strong criticism from scientists, academics and NGOs. They are accused of trying to derail the Copenhagen climate summit.
The climate-change campaign needs a sense of can-do enthusiasm, says Giles Fraser. It would be really something if faith leaders were able to help replace gloomy defeatism with a broader version of something Christians call hope.