Addressing climate change
The Church of Scotland is concerned that climate change poses a serious and immediate threat to people everywhere, particularly to the poor of the earth; and that climate change represents a failure in our stewardship of God's creation.
We accept the need to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases urgently to avoid dangerous and irreversible climate change; and to promote a more equitable and sustainable use of energy.
Eco-Congregation Scotland is a movement of Scottish church congregations, of all denominations and none, committed to addressing environmental issues through their life and mission. More than 10% of all Scottish churches are now taking part.
The organisation's website provides ideas for action, an interactive map for finding eco-congregations in your area, a list of events, networks, projects, and more.
You can measure your church's carbon footprint using Carbon Footprint Calculator.
Stop Climate Chaos
The Church of Scotland is part of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition. We share the coalition’s aim to build public pressure on governments at home and abroad to prevent irreversible and damaging global warming.
Food is more than just fuel. It is a gift and a blessing upon which we all depend. Yet many of us shop in supermarkets for our food and never give a second thought about where it comes from or how it is produced. What we eat and how it is grown should mean much more to us than this. The Food is a Gift from God discussion leaflet provides six questions for individuals and groups to think about food consumption and sustainable agriculture.
World Council of Churches
The Church of Scotland is part of a global ecumenical movement of churches responding to climate change. The World Council of Churches believes that the present world development model is threatening the lives and livelihoods of many, especially among the world's poorest people, and destroying biodiversity. The ecumenical vision is to overcome this model based on over-consumption and greed. Find out more about the WCC 's work on climate change and the Food for Life campaign.