2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day! The 2018 Annual Conference statement on Creation Care reiterates the need for a new path forward in care for God’s beloved creations by caring for our neighbors and the earth. This statement reminds us:
“To walk this path, we must first accept that climate change is a moral, spiritual, and human issue, and not a political debate. We must confess our role in the problem and be willing to reflect, pray, and have loving conversations about these complex challenges. We must seek and support solutions that restore dignity to the underprivileged, promote peace, and protect God’s earth.”
In order to embrace God’s call to peace with all creation, following are some of the ways you can get engaged.
Utilize Creation Justice Ministries’ Earth Day Sunday resources
The 2020 theme is focused on “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” and features stories of congregations taking climate action, liturgical resources, and a faith-rooted interpretation of the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Reports