Category Archives: Ecology & Environment

Towards a Compelling Theology of Creation Care

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We affirm environmental responsibility (“creation care”), and the importance of the natural world, the planet and all non-human creation in the eyes of God. We welcome increasing Evangelical interest in this. However, Evangelical theology of creation care is still weak and uncompelling. Though stating our responsibility, it is often legalistic, takes little account of insights […]

Restitution of All Things

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We confess, beneath God’s every promise to humankind, His covenant with creation itself, ‘with day and night and the fixed laws of heaven and earth’ that holds for, embraces and sustains every kind of human activity. However, Christian tradition narrows attention to Biblical proclamations addressing human moral need. The watching world sees no under-girding, over-arching concern: history […]

Focus on Food

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We affirm that food is a practical extension of God’s grace, providing sustenance and nourishment for the flourishing of humanity. However, much of the food industry has become more concerned with convenience and mass production than with nourishment, contributing to the use of chemicals, additives, and wasteful packaging. Therefore, we call for greater transparency in […]

Relational Traveling?

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We affirm the beauty, wonder, and richness of the world’s various cultures and the value of experiencing, learning from, and being challenged by them. However, many aspects of tourism and travel today erode environments, harm human (and non-human) populations, perpetuate intercultural divisions, undermine local economies, and consumerize cultural heritage. Therefore, we urge travelers to consider […]

Animal Life and Sentience

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We affirm the beauty and wisdom of God revealed in non-human animals. We affirm their ability to think, feel and live in relationship with humans and one another – yet also to suffer. Western society has long treated animals as unfeeling machines, as mere commodities. This reaches its climax in today’s factory farms. Followers of […]

Sustainable Fashion

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We were not made to find pleasure and identity in consumption alone. Instead, God made us all in his image and entrusted us with his creation; every individual has value and deserves quality of life, and we have the responsibility to both enjoy and steward the Earth. However, the dominant culture of the fashion industry […]

In defence of materiality

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We affirm that the digital world opens new horizons for people. There is a risk that this places a premium on the immaterial and transient. Parisian thinker, Paul Virilio, warns that such a trend can volatize the real and obliterate lived experience. Much thinking in the West undervalues materiality – by promoting disposability. We should […]

A rural idyll under threat?

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We affirm the dignity of the created order and the responsibility of humans to have dominion over it. However we notice that some regard the countryside solely as an instrument for their pleasure without reference to either the habitat, nor to the rural community who nurture the land. This may result in roads clogged with […]

The Scourge of Famine

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We affirm; God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed bearing plants and trees on the land.’ However; the exploitation of forest across Sub Sahara Africa is causing permanent drought stricken damage for people, animals, and eco systems. The absence of forest reduces vapour laden clouds. Therefore long term action is a necessity to counter […]