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“Kairos for creation” publication offers theological response to climate emergency

“Kairos for creation” publication offers theological response to climate emergency

A man is seen retrieving plastic waste for recycling in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Sean Hawkey/WCC

30 January 2020

A new publication on eco-theologies and climate justice, entitled "Kairos for creation - Confessing hope for the earth,” has been released by a group of international theological experts who met in June 2019 in Wuppertal, Germany.

The book, a documentation of the Wuppertal conference, offers common perspectives on how to respond theologically and politically to the global climate emergency. The  362-page publication offers 35 contributions from different cultural, confessional and regional backgrounds. The documentation is edited by Louk Andrianos, Michael Biehl, Ruth Gütter, Jochen Motte, Andar Parlindungan, Thomas Sandner, Juliane Stork and Dietrich Werner

The book can be ordered from the publisher, Foedus Verlag, or downloaded for free on related websites.

The Wuppertal conference was organized jointly by Bread for the World, Protestant Association of Churches and Mission, Protestant Church in Germany, United Evangelical Mission, and World Council of Churches. Fifty-one participants from over 22 different countries, men and women from different cultural, denominational and religious backgrounds, theologians, eco-activists, scientists and representatives of faith-based organizations gathered to share their insights and experiences.

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Read the full text of the Wuppertal Call

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