Current Focus

A Young Farmer

Care for Creation

What is our attitude to Creation? Are we among those who see something of God in all things and all people and so have a reverence and respect for creation? Or do we regard the world as simply an accumulation of resources for us to plunder ruthlessly and exploit recklessly? 

You can read stories about our international partners who are seeing the devastating effects of climate change in their countries right now in our 2016 Care for Creation report.

Get Involved

Pray / Worship

There are a range of resources out there to help us engage in prayer and worship about the issues discussed within the Care for Creation report. Here are some we would recommend:

Do

Sometimes it's hard to know where to start with an issue such as climate change. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling:

Read

Reading is a great way to broaden your knowledge and connect with an issue. Here are some recommendations on what to read:

  • Song of the Prophets, A global theology of climate change, from Christian Aid
  • Tent of Nations- We Refuse to be Enemies, Available from World Mission
  • Loving Creation: Christian Spirituality, Earth-centered and Just, by Kathleen Fischer. Published by Paulist Press (2009)
  • A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming - Michael S. Northcott. Published by Christian Aid/ Darton Longman & Todd (DLT), London, 2007
  • Taken By Storm: Responding to the impacts of climate change
  • The Pyongyang Appeal: Meeting of the Steering Group of the Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification and Development Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula, The World Council of Churches

Learn

Sometimes it's easier to get a real understanding of an issue through listening to someone speak, or learning in a group together. Here are some interactive ways you can get to know more about Palestine and Israel, or the Church of Scotland HIV Programme:

  • Host a 24th of the month event on Israel and occupied Palestine and learn more about the work of our partners in the Holy Land.
  • Hold a Souper Sunday and invite an Outreach Officer to speak about the Church of Scotland HIV Programme