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Water is, biblically, a precious blessing from God. It is a gift, not a right. And wasting it, misusing it, failing daily to be grateful for it, are sins against God, neighbour and creation.
Christians in Europe are “finally taking the challenge of climate change seriously”, says Dave Bookless of A Rocha.
About 90 people will attend the European creation care conference near Nice (France). “Churches have been lacking a vision that puts creation care at the heart of daily discipleship, worship and mission”, says Dave Bookless.
“Declarations of intention are not going to be enough”, French President Hollande said. World leaders have unveiled a series of pledges to tackle climate change during the first two days of the summit.
Almost 200 nations will gather in France to discuss climate change next week. Christian creation care NGO A Rocha will be in Paris and organises the conference “A Christian response to climate change.”
Studying nature cannot be left to scientists alone. What is required for wisdom is not only the detached rational enquiry of science but also the immersed, meditative contemplation of artists and poets.
“Accepting what the scientists are saying about climate change and understanding that other species have value to God, is a threat to our greedy lifestyles”, thinks David Bookless, member of environmental care NGO A Rocha.
Can Christians ignore the care for creation? Does the Bible have a clear perspective on how we should live? Member of "A Rocha" David Bookless answers several questions and challenges Christians to make a real impact in several areas.