World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

Weaving together personal faith and climate change

Although climate change is often thought of as something external to an individual person, it is interwoven with personal spirituality, as well. This was the conclusion of a panel of three faith leaders during a session at the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change held on 22 September.

Interfaith declaration on climate change

As hundreds of thousands of people flooded through the streets of New York City on 21 September in a march for action on climate change, 30 faith leaders representing nine religions signed their names to a statement calling for concrete actions to curb carbon emissions.

Heal the earth, fight against climate change

Two phoenix sculptures hung suspended from the ceiling, their bodies dotted with lights and their tail feathers unfurling above the heads of the faith leaders and adherents who gathered in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for an interfaith service on 21 September in New York.

Events

01 September - 04 October 2014 Time for Creation

01 October 2014 Fast for the Climate

17 - 25 January 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity