The Christianity and Climate Change Bible Study series: Session 6
‘There can be a better future’
‘The Wave of Hope’
Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist and Tearfund supporter responds to the question:
“What are some key changes you hope happen after lockdown procedures ease up in terms of climate change-related behaviour?”
The key Bible passages for this session are:
“I gave them this command: ‘Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in obedience to all I command you, that it may go well with you’”.
“I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart”.
“You are my God, and I will praise you;
You are my God, and I will exalt you;
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever.
- Have you found that it is possible to live a different way – a greener way – during lockdown, and do you intend to continue some of these more climate-friendly ways of living post-pandemic?
- The UK is hosting a critical summit (G7) in Cornwall from 11-13 June with 7 world leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and USA, and will be joined by leaders from the EU, Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa. Climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic are on the agenda.
What commitments would you like to see included in their joint communique at the end of the talks?
There is a hope composed and sung by Stuart Townsend
Restore, O Lord composed and sung by Graham Kendrick
Pray for the world leaders who will be attending the G7 conference in Cornwall from 11- 13 June, that there would be a willingness to share resources and expertise with countries where people are suffering from the effects of climate change.