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Message on the occasion of World Fisheries Day
By Cardinal Peter Turkson
(November 21, 2019)
See also Cardinal Turkson's message to the International Maritime Organization General Assembly 31st Regular Session

Kairos for Creation: Confessing Hope for the Earth - The Wuppertal Call
World Council of Churches
(June 25, 2019)

“Catholic Principles and Environmental Policy”
Statement from Washington State’s Bishops
(October 4, 2018)

Message of His All Holiness, Patriarch Bartholomew, for the Day of Prayer for the Protection of the Environment
(September 1, 2018)

Joint Message of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the World Day of Prayer for Creation
(September 1, 2017)

Kanyakumary Declaration
National Workshop on “Sustainable Values for a Green Church”
Organized by the Church of South India Department of Ecological Concerns
Kanyakumary, Tamil Nadu, India
(July 19-20, 2017)

17th Asia-Oceania Meeting of Religious (AMOR XVII) Final Statement
Conference theme: "A Call for Global Ecological Conversion"
Yangon, Myanmar
(February 27 – March 3, 2017)

Final Statement of the Workshop on The Human Right to Water
Pontifical Academy of Sciences
(February 23-24, 2017)

“Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water”
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
(August 12, 2016)

Affirmation of Creation
222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, USA
(June 22, 2016)

The Power of Memory: Chernobyl Thirty Years Later
Message of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
(April 26, 2016)

"Comprehensiveness and the Middle Way: Anglican Perspectives on Religion and Ecology"
By The Most Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop, The Episcopal Church
August 12, 2015

Laudato Si’- “On Care For Our Common Home”
Encyclical of Pope Francis
(May 24, 2015)

Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to the European Parliament and to the Council of Europe
(November 25, 2014)

Pope Sends Message to Brazilian Ecological Group
(September 11, 2014)

"Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace"
Message of His Holiness Francis for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace
(January 1, 2014)

"Environmental Stewardship and Conservation"
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
(November 7, 2013)

“Building a New Culture – Central Themes in Recent Church Teaching on the Environment”
Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
(January 28, 2013)

“Encyclical of His All-Holiness for the Church New Year”
By Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
(September 1, 2012)

"Heaven and Earth are Full of Your Glory"
Joint statement of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the United Methodist Church (UMC)
(Earth Day 2012)

"Healing a Broken World"
Promotio Iustitiae n° 106
Report of the Task Force on Jesuit Mission and Ecology


"Charity in Truth (Caritas In Veritate)"
Summary of Encyclical, by John Hart
Encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI
(June 29, 2009)

"United Church of Santa Fe Whole Earth Covenant"
(June 21, 2009)

"The Integrity of Creation and the Athabasca Oil Sands"
Pastoral Letter from Luc Bouchard, Bishop of St. Paul in Alberta, Canada
(January 25, 2009)

"Our Relationship with the Environment: The Need for Conversion"
Pastoral letter from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Social Affairs

"Upholding the Sanctity of Life"
Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines
(December 10, 2008)

"The Human Family, A Community of Peace"
Message From His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI: World Day of Peace
(January 1, 2008)

"Eco-Spirituality & Action Minute"
Quaker New York Yearly Meeting
(July 27, 2007)

"The Human Person, The Heart of Peace"
Message From His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
(January 1, 2007)

"You love all that exists…all things are Yours, God, lover of life"
Pastoral Letter on the Christian Ecological Imperative,
Social Affairs Commission,
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
(October 4, 2003)

"Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice"
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
(August 28, 1993)

“What Is Happening To Our Beautiful Land”
A Pastoral Letter on Ecology
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines
(January 29, 1988)

The Assisi Declarations: Messages on Humanity and Nature from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam & Judaism
Alliance of Religions and Conservation
(September 29, 1986)

Moravian Church Statement on Stewardship and Caring for Creation