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Support climate justice with USPG and the world church

Climate change is a complex subject. 

For some, the issue seems so big it’s hard to imagine we can do anything to help. Others assume the issue is being dealt with already by the UN, governments and aid agencies.

So what is the role of mission and the church in all of this?

We believe we can all do something to help combat climate change, whether by making changes in our personal lives or by acting collectively as a church or community.

Our 32-page advocacy and church resources booklet offers:

You can read it here or order printed copies for you and your congregation. 

Download Faith in a Changing Climate (PDF)

Action needed now to prevent global disaster

Global warming, caused by pollution and other factors, leads to climate change, extreme weather and rising sea levels. As a result, around the world, lives are being lost, homes and infrastructure are being destroyed, and large numbers of people are being displaced.

Rich nations create most of this pollution but are least affected by changing weather patterns, while poorer nations feel the impact being unable to protect themselves against storms and severe weather.

Rather than taking positive action to tackle climate change, many rich nations have opposed ideas designed to reduce climate change, such as the Kyoto Protocol which recommends binding nations to targets and timetables for reducing pollution.

This state of affairs is unjust and needs to be addressed. If we are to save the planet from climate disaster and save communities from the impact of climate change, we must act now.

The Bible is clear that God wants us to work for climate justice. The Anglican Communion’s Fifth Mark of Mission reminds us that God longs for harmony in the whole of Creation, not just in the human family.

Rachel Parry, USPG Global Relations Director, said: ‘It seems the issue is so huge that many people choose to simply ignore the issues – but this path leads to a dying planet. We need to act now.’

‘To stop climate change, developed countries must be forced to burn less fuel. The solution is simple, but governments are reluctant to take action.’

Fr Herbert Fadriquela, Chaplain to the Filipino Community in Leicester, told USPG: ‘We are called to preserve God’s Creation. Let us slow down and stop global warming by fighting its causes. Let’s push the global powers-that-be to commit towards deep and drastic emission cuts. And let’s build a people’s movement on climate change.’

Lobby your MP

We are supporting Hope for the Future, an ecumenical campaign encouraging UK churches to speak out about climate justice.

We want to see UK churches and residents lobbying their local MPs to take action for the climate and put climate justice higher in their political agenda.

Find out how you can take action today.

Pray and Fast for the Climate

Pray and Fast for the Climate is a growing global movement of Christians praying and fasting on the first of each month for climate justice.

In 2015, the Anglican Communion Bishops’ statement on the environment suggested that all Anglicans worldwide pray and fast on the first of the month.

Pray and Fast for the Climate is supported by members of the ‘Faith for the Climate’ network, including USPG.

Find out more and get involved.

Lifestyle tips to help combat global warming

Here’s a summary of ideas for how you could change your lifestyle to help combat global warming and reduce climate change.

Some ideas will be familiar, others might be new to you. Taking on board a few of these ideas would help to make a difference. Go for it!

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In Lesotho, we are supporting a development programme that brings together local churches, communities and health professionals.

Communities are helped to address challenges using local skills and resources.


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