Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I, seen by many of the world's Orthodox Christians as their spiritual leader, has issued a warning saying climate change, which threatens the survival of humanity, needs to be dealt with immediately.
Pacific churches need courage and wisdom to face the legacy of colonialism, migration problems, the downside of tourism, questions of democracy and good governance, the ravages of climate change and geo-political tensions, a gathering of Christians in the region has heard.
In a move designed to safeguard its independence, but which critics will see as bowing to a minority of climate change sceptics, the BBC is reported to have scrapped plans for the TV special Planet Relief, aimed at raising awareness of the human contribution to global warming.
Climate change campaigners will meet one of the UK’s biggest greenhouse polluters on Friday 24 August 2007 to urge the company to curb its emissions. They hope that personal persuasion as well as political pressure can bring about concrete change to save the planet.
A coalition of activists from US civic and religious groups concerned about the impact of climate change on the global community, particularly the poorest, are organising a fast on 4 September 2007 to call for concerted action.
Responding on behalf of the Methodist Church in Britain, Anthea Cox, the denomination's Coordinating Secretary for Public Life and Social Justice, has welcomed the Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill.
Sponsored by Christian Aid, an agency of 41 denominations in Britain and Ireland, the 'Cut the Carbon' marchers began their 1000-mile (1610 kilometre) trek on 14 July in Bangor, Northern Ireland. ENI report on their progress.