Reflection Zone

Why we care about the climate and our environment

The fifth mark of mission for the Anglican Communion is:

To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.

Responding to climate change is an essential part of our responsibility to safeguard God’s creation.” Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.

As Christians we are called to love God and to love our global neighbours as ourselves. All of creation is God’s, therefore we have a duty to treat it with respect as we would a gift. Additionally, now that we have become aware of the links between our daily actions and climate change impacts and biodiversity loss, this involves doing what we can to stop our lifestyles harming other people and creatures. See the Action Zone for practical actions you can take and in this Reflection Zone we share resources on the theology of creation care.

Climate impacts

This three minute video from Tearfund explains the devastating impacts of climate change on a community in Ethiopia.

Tearfund, Christian Aid and many other charities do vital work on climate, environmental and humanitarian issues.

What is the Reflection Zone?

The Reflection Zone focuses on theological reflection and includes theological and liturgical content, opinion and analysis, and other reflection resources. We’ve suggested some first steps below, then you can scroll down and search through the resource table to find what you need.

  • Read the Bible

    Read the Bible alongside commentaries with an environmental focus. You’ll find these in the table below.

  • Reflect

    Reflect alone or in a small group on the work you have done so far and where you would like to go from here.

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