Creation Care Call to Action Acknowledges the Link Between Conflict and the Environment
The joint Lausanne / WEA Creation Care conference in Jamaica rightly identified the important connection between climate change, poverty and conflict. It is the most important document yet released on climate change and has the combined endorsement of Evangelicalism worldwide.
The call to action available in its entirety on this site recognises that the changing climate is in the first instance impacting the poorest and most vulnerable – those with the least capacity first and hardest and as Christians we must vigorously advocate for justice on their part and environmental stewardship for all.
Love for God, our neighbours and the wider creation, as well as our passion for justice, compel us to “urgent and prophetic ecological responsibility”.
The WEAPRI delegate Director Steve Tollestrup requested a statement for inclusion on the impact of climate change on conflict as did a number of other delegates.
Additionally, we call the church to “speak the peace of Christ” into communities torn apart by environmental disputes, mobilizing those who are skilled at conflict resolution, and maintaining our own convictions with humility.
On behalf of the World Evangelical Alliance Peace and Reconciliation Initiative Director Stephen Tollestrup signed the statement and call to action.
Read the full ‘Call to Action’ here.