Responding to the moral challenge of climate change presents an opportunity for Christians to love God and our neighbor more deeply, and an opportunity for the United States to lead the clean energy revolution already underway around the world.
The guide includes a simple calculation to show how to calculate the cost of electricity used on an annual basis, 14 energy-saving ideas, and tips for implementation.
For the Love Of explores the journey of four worship artists to Paris for COP21 to learn about how climate change is affecting the world's most impoverished people. The Climate Witness Project developed a study to accompany the film.
In assessing what is most important in my life and what I want to do with my time post-retirement, love of God’s creation and love of family and friends (including the church) are right at the top.
Join the Office of Social Justice for two upcoming educational film screenings on climate change in the Grand Rapids area.
So far, over 200 CRC members from 35 congregations in the U.S. and Canada have come together to learn, act, and advocate for a safer and more just world. Will you join them?
Do you ever wonder about life, creation, and your part in it? If so, check out the book "Beyond the Cosmos" by Hugh Ross for some deep science reading with spiritual insight.
The CRCNA believes that the global church has a crucial and necessary role to play if the world is to begin adequately addressing the reality of climate change, which is why it has launched Phase Two of the Climate Witness Project.
My Christian tradition puts me, a creature, as a part of creation. Indeed, I have wisdom and power to cultivate and create, but I also have the power to harm. We have made a commitment in Paris, and now we need to act on it.
As Christians, God calls us to be “faithful stewards” of the earth given to us. Only together, as Global citizens, with clear direction and leadership of our national and provincial governments, can we work towards a stable climate.
After the Paris Agreement, I know that I need to make hard choices: from what I buy at the grocery store; to choosing to bike or walk rather than hop in the car; to reducing my consumption.
Witnessing the effects of climate change on Bangladesh where I grew up, I came to realize that the risks of climate change are not a fear for the future, but rather, risks we take today.
As we move beyond this historic agreement it is the responsibility of Christians and religious communities of all kinds to hold their governments to the commitments made in Paris.
Back in the late 1990s shortly after I published a little book called Remember Creation, I was invited to give five morning lectures on creation stewardship at a Christian Bible camp north of Seattle.
We can envision a solution to the worst of climate change, a sustainable future for the world. And we can envision the alternative, a world ravaged by rising temperatures. But we're never very clear about how we’ll end up at either end...
View the video recording from the CRC delegation attending the Paris Climate Change Talks (COP 21). Get updated on how this group is bringing a Christian witness to this global event.
In a few weeks, the nations of the world will gather in Paris to try and reach a global agreement in response to the challenge of climate change. How do we, as Christians, engage in this process?
The Paris meetings will likely provide a once-in-a-decade opportunity for the CRCNA to further implement Synod 2012’s powerful statement on climate change, calling for involvement and advocacy at all levels.
Dr. Calvin DeWitt, author of Earthwise: A Guide to Hopeful Creation Care, responds to Pope Francis's encyclical, saying "It is a letter that brings substantial hope..."
For too long the church has been silent about the moral travesty of climate change. Today, the Pope has said, “Enough is enough,” and the Christian Reformed Church welcomes his voice.
If this campaign is going to happen, we’ll need to partner with others who believe the church has an opportunity to speak prophetically and to hope boldly -- people like you.
"Climate Conversation: Kenya" is a four-part video series featuring on-the-ground footage and interviews from Kenya. Use the videos to engage your church in discussion about climate change and the church.
"To Steward or Subdue" is a collection of Think Christian posts on the cultural mandate of stewardship and creation care. As Earth Day draws near, let's explore God’s command to care for His creation.
Looking for Lenten reflections with a focus on creation care and a justice accent? Check out Ash and Oil, a Lenten reflection series from the Office of Social Justice.
This New York Times article highlights what some churches are doing to cut their ties to fossil fuel.