The Christianity and Climate Change Bible Study series: Session 8

What can we do as a church’ 

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Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist and Tearfund supporter responds to the question:

“What advice would you give churches that want to do something together to combat the effects of climate change?”       Watch the video

The key Bible passages for this session are:

Psalm 24:1

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it”.

Mark 12:30-31

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these”.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the ‘kosmos’ that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life”.

Katharine Hayhoe’s response to the question above included:

  • Talk to one another about climate change, about why it matters to us and what we are doing to reduce our personal carbon emissions.
  • Act in our community. Find out what other churches and organisations are doing to reduce their carbon footprint, and explore ways of reducing our own carbon footprint, and aim to achieve zero waste.
  • Share knowledge and resources with one another, including which light bulbs are most efficient, who are reliable installers of solar panels, what type of travel is best.
  • Support organisations that embody Christian values by seeking social justice for all, helping to tackle the climate crisis and encouraging care for the environment. For example, Tearfund, Arocha, Climate Stewards, Operation Noah and Plant with Purpose.

The Methodist Church Response to Environment and Climate Change:

Follow this link Environment and Climate Change (methodist.org.uk) 

Ecochurch

Follow this link https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/ 

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Creation Sings composed and sung by Stuart Townsend 

            O Lord My God sung by Aled Jones