Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
A Christian organisation working with children in the region: “Pray that God protects us and gives us wisdom to understand how we can be useful in times like these.”
The Renew Our World campaign is “calling on Christians worldwide to join in prayer and action to respond to the negative consequences of climate change.”
France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK will face court action if they don't set out plans to cut NO2 emissions.NO2 caused almost 70,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2013.
The response of the European Churches to climate change, as with all environmental issues, has been patchy, but there are signs that this is beginning to change.
Scientists say human emissions of CO2, the warming of the Arctic, and El Nino were the main factors of the new high. “God has called us to be responsible stewards of creation”, Christian activists say.
About 70 people from diverse evangelical backgrounds met for the Spanish annual Lausanne Movement gathering. They discussed how the church can respond to 10 social challenges in the country.
While the risk society is a secular phenomenon, it provides an opportunity for Christians to live distinctively and attractively.
This beautiful butterfly reminds me of the fact that we Christians, in some way, are also an endangered species. It seems that we are living in populations that are isolated from society as a whole.
A man who thinks the whole world revolves around him has been helped into the White House by millions of evangelical Christians.
The Southern Ocean will be sheltered from fishing in the next 35 years. The agreement comes after five years of negotiations. Russia was the last one to accept it.
“Is the gospel about human salvation from a condemned world or does it include hope for creation’s good future in Christ?” Lausanne Movement and World Evangelical Alliance sponsor the regional gathering.
They deploy a further defence mechanism in the form of the numerous sharp spines that they are covered with. As if that wasn’t enough, some of the species of this fish possess a venomous substance (tetrodotoxine) in their skin and in their spines.
We can obey the creator, loving and caring for all the things he made; or we can obey the destroyer and do the things that pollute the atmosphere more each day.
Air pollution is responsible for 9% of mortality in France, according to a study made public this week. The only things that are more deadly to the French are tobacco and alcohol.
The only animals that can be detected by satellites from space are corals. In reality, they are tiny organisms with a fragile body that are particularly prevalent in the warm seas of the world.
These organisms are not only flora, however, but also include whole colonies of tiny marine animals, like these lovely red gorgonians that I photographed in the Ullastres de Tamariu (Girona).
Some of the ways that evangelical organisations are taking up the global challenge of implementing creation care as a mission task.
This is the first scientific evidence that “confirms the numerous anecdotal accounts from across the Pacific of the dramatic impacts of climate change.”
NASA and NOAA studies revealed that global temperatures were more than one degree above average, and Arctic sea ice was at a record low this January.
A short talk by the renowned environmental scienist Dr Katharine Hayhoe, during COP21 in Paris. She was one of the speakers of the A Rocha conference in the French capital, co-hosted by the Lausanne Movement Creation Care network.
A Christian voice in a Paris that attempts to lay a green mantle over a mourning city.
“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.
Seven NASA photos from space show the exploitation of resources, desertification and other effects of human actions on the environment.
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.