Links to various Australian and international statements by the different Christian denominational structures and prominent organisations.
Joint statement by Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, September 1, 2017
World bishops' appeal to COP 21 negotiating parties, October 26, 2015
Black Church Climate Change Statement, October 29, 2015
Australian Catholic Bishops' Social Justice Statement for 2021-22, "Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor". The media release which accompanied the launch of the statement mentions the unprecedented decision of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference to work towards a more sustainable Church. They have committed to a seven-year journey towards the seven Laudato Si’ Goals.
Encyclical letter of Pope Francis, launched 18 June, 2015, Laudato Si’: on Care for Our Common Home
See here a summary of Laudato Si' by Harry Creamer, an ARRCC member who is a Buddhist climate activist.
The Global Catholic Climate Movement (now the Laudato Si' Movement) has numerous resources especially relevant to Catholics.
Produced in 2021, a one-hour documentary from the Ecumenical Orthodox tradition is freely available on www.faceofgodfilm.com. The film’s website has a huge collection of scientific articles and practical resources about reducing the impact of climate change, as well as community and individual-focused projects empowering people to effect change.
Anglican Communion Environment Network, published Good Friday 2015, The World is Our Host
National Association of Evangelicals (US)
Call to Action on Creation Care (20 October, 2015)
World Council of Churches
Documents on climate change, starting from the most recent speeches, prayers, statements, such as those regarding COP21 negotiations in Paris.
Some religions have also produced resolutions and papers on climate change in addition to Common Belief:
Anglican Church of Australia
- Joint statement of Anglican Primates of Australia and Southern Africa: The Moral Imperative of Climate Action
Reports and statements on energy and climate change, along with links to the national Anglican Environment Working Group and the Australian Anglican Environment Network.
- Environmental resolutions of the Anglican Church of Australia, General Synod, in October 2007.
The Catholic Church in Australia
- Climate Change: Our Responsibility to Sustain God's Earth. A Position Paper from Catholic Earthcare Australia endorsed by the Bishops' Committee for Justice, Development, Ecology and Peace.
Uniting Church in Australia
- Resolutions, position papers and resources on environmental justice, and energy and the environment.
Baptist Union of Australia
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
The Salvation Army