A MULTI-FAITH NETWORK
COMMITTED TO ACTION
ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Christian statements


Links to various Australian and international statements by the different Christian denominational structures and prominent organisations. 

Ecumenical

Joint statement by Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, September 1, 2017

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/pont-messages/2017/documents/papa-francesco_20170901_messaggio-giornata-cura-creato.html 

World bishops' appeal to COP 21 negotiating parties, October 26, 2015

http://www.scribd.com/doc/287076328/World-bishops-appeal-to-COP-21-negotiating-parties 

Black Church Climate Change Statement, October 29, 2015 

http://www.blackchurchclimate.org/black-church-climate-statement.html

Catholic

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.

Orthodox

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

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.

 

Australian Statements

Some religions have also produced resolutions and papers on climate change in addition to Common Belief:

Anglican Church of Australia

The Catholic Church in Australia

Uniting Church in Australia

Baptist Union of Australia

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

The Salvation Army

Positional statement on the Environment

Guidelines for Salvationists