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“As Christians, it is up to us to become key actors in the climate crisis and lead a change”, says Juliana Morillo, member of the Christian Climate Observer Program.
The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites the evangelical entity to the summit. Spanish evangelicals organise a forum on climate change, COP25 and the challenges for the church.
International director Chris Naylor and his wife Susanna lost their lives in a “horrific car accident” in South Africa, A Rocha said in a statement. Co-founder Miranda Harris also died.
European Union data shows that July 2019 was warmer than record-breaking July 2016. “It will worsen in the future without urgent climate action”, the World Meteorological Organization says.
The Brazilian physicist defends “a complementary approach to knowledge, especially on questions where science cannot provide a final answer”.
One million species are threatened with extinction, a UN report warns. Ruth Valerio, Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund, shares ideas about how to care for creation through everyday actions.
“Change the system, not the climate”, say 35,000 in Brussels. Christian experts welcome initiatives to change consumption habits.
The European Commission unveils a strategy which includes “low and zero emission vehicles and alternative fuels”. Evangelical groups support policies in the line of the Paris Agreement.
The media frequently relate the theory of a flat Earth to “fundamentalist Christianity”. Scientists Antoine Bret and Antonio Cruz explain the lack of credibility of a theory that has no scientific or theological support.
Tourists will be able to visit the 1,700-year old basilica, submerged in the Iznik lake.
“The psychological fallout from medical abortions completed at home can be severe”, Philippa Taylor of the Christian Medical Fellowship says.
Author and PhD in Biology, Antonio Cruz, analyses the importance of the finding of a lake of liquid water in Mars, made by the European Space Agency.
Producers will help cover the costs of clean-up and waste management for items such as food and drinks containers. “Single use plastics are not a smart economic or environmental choice”, says the European Commission.
A report warns that ocean plastic will triple in a decade. “We invest a lot of money for missions to space, but there’s nothing living out there. The sea bed is teeming with life”, experts say.
Virtual reality, 5G and artificial intelligence are among some of the services highlighted in the latest edition of the Mobile World Congress. “What do we contribute apart from the trace of our fingerprints?”, asks IT engineer Jesús Muñoz.
When the forest burns, soils are exposed to the rain, and erosion becomes a serious problem.
Germán López-Cortacans, has presented a thesis on the image of God in people with intellectual disabilities. “Christians have to be self-critical”.
Around 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries. “Cancer no longer needs to be a death sentence”, WHO says.
Christians in Europe are “finally taking the challenge of climate change seriously”, says Dave Bookless of A Rocha.
About 90 delegates attended the European Creation Care and the Gospel conference in Nice (France). Chris Wright: “Whatever we do to God’s creation either points to, or diminishes, God’s glory”.
According to researchers, the solar eclipse took place on 30 October 1207 BC. If the words in Joshua “are describing a real observation, then a major astronomical event was taking place”.
The German-born Protestant scientist was the precursor of modern entomology. This year is the 300th anniversary of her death.
The Swiss Evangelical Alliance launches a document “to empower Christians to plan an eco-friendly event that glorifies God and benefits all of creation”.
In creation care, “we need more people who lead by example”, says well-known Brazilian politician and activist Marina Silva.
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.
One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has changed the outline of the Antarctic Peninsula forever. Experts say this will not result in sea level rises.
One third of the world now faces seasons of extreme heat. “For heat waves, our options are now between bad or terrible”, study says.
Miguel Wickham comments on the United States decision to leave the Paris Agreement and encourages Christians to commit themselves to the biblical mandate of stewardship.
The US may have left the Paris climate agreement, but Christians cannot avoid their responsibility in preserving God’s creation, says Antonio Cruz.
“Let’s begin to raise awareness, respond to this responsibility before God. Let’s plant churches, but also trees”, said Lowell Bliss co-director of the Christian Climate Observer Program.
Genetic research places the first human beings in the South African country. Christian scientists say the study is inconclusive and the debate about our origins will continue.
“Ash, arrowheads dating from the period, as well as Iron Age potsherds, lamps and a significant piece of period jewelry” have been unearthed. The findings appear to confirm the Biblical account of 2 Kings.
“Acting ethically and doing what’s right in God’s sight is very important, making lifestyle choices that are commensurate with biblical values”, Chris Elisara, Director of the Creation Care Taskforce of the WEA, says.
In the science vs faith debate, each side seems oblivious to the quotes opposing its views, which allows the “ping-pong quote” to go on forever.
The WEASC aims “to inspire and empower believers”. Priorities include “participation in global policy-making processes, climate change mitigation and sustainability”.
“The disappearance of many species of insects could possibly be the beginning of the disappearance of our own species”, PhD in Biology Antonio Cruz, says.
Perhaps we are being offered a wake-up call and a hope. And perhaps we can bring a humble, rich theology of creation (one that spurs us into action) squarely into the debate.
A debate about science and faith between Oxford Emeritus Professor of Mathematics John Lennox and Oxford Emeritus Professor in Chemistry Peter Atkins. Moderated by journalist Justin Brierley.
The European Parliament voted to ban replaceable products such as plates, straws and cotton buds, by 2021.
Around 80% of sexually active people will get a STD. The average age of the patients has decreased.
The water level of the Sea of Galilee has dropped by six meters compared to 2004. Israel believes that the best solution is the desalination.
A private company says it will freeze and preserve human bodies for at least 100 years. In the United States, 350 people have already given their body to cryopreservation.
“We have to understand the times in which we live, and have discernment”, says Doctor Peter J. Saunders.
Our generation must speak out for the poor and vulnerable, and the generations to come, and not act as if history ends with us.
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.
Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.
University professor in Physics, Antoine Bret, comments on Hawking’s idea that “science makes God unnecessary”.
“He once said: ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love’”, the scientist’s children say in a statement.
Companies in several countries work to eradicate plastic packaging.
The European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning “the practice of surrogacy, which undermines the human dignity of the woman since her body and its reproductive functions are used as a commodity”.
It happened for the third time in 40 years. The image has been captured by the European Space Agency Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.
Child euthanasia, a reality in Belgium.
Helicopters airlifted tourists in Switzerland and Italy as more than 20,000 tourists trapped.
Czech researcher David Vokoun shares about what it means to live out his faith in the workplace. “What makes a difference is my motivation for doing my work”.
Former Google and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski, founds Way of the Future, which aims “to create a deity based on artificial intelligence for the betterment of society”.
The conference drew about 90 delegates from across Europe. Scientists, theologians, activists reflected together on the theme “God’s Word and God’s World”.
Scientific research warns that some of the dyes used in tattoos contain contaminants that could harm the lymph nodes.
The US withdrawal will make climate change solutions more difficult, and climate catastrophe more likely. The decision is unjust, immoral and unworthy of a great nation.
Answers to 5 of the most common questions.
Personal journeys, radical agendas and perplexing dilemmas.
Transgenderism is the next major issue that Christians are going to have to come to grips with – theologically, morally, medically, legally and pastorally. Many in our churches have been taken by surprise.
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