Christianity - Protestant Denominations and Organizations

 

Church of Scotland

 

Church and Society Council Responding to Climate Change
https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/speak-out/caring-for-creation/addressing-climate-change

Church of South India
 
Lenten Call for ‘Carbon Fast’
January 2017
http://fore.yale.edu/files/CSI_Carbon_Fast.pdf

Church of Sweden
 
A Bishops’ Letter about the Climate
Church of Sweden, Bishops’ Conference, Uppsala, 2014
See the 2020 revised letter

Church of the Brethren
 
Resolution on Global Warming and Atmospheric Degradation
October 21, 1991
http://support.brethren.org/site/DocServer/1991_Global_Warming_and_Atmospheric_Degradation.pdf?docID=922

Episcopal Church / Anglican Communion 

Our Moral Opportunity on Climate Change
By Justin Welby
New York Times
November 3, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/opinion/faith-climate-change-justin-w…

The world is our host: A call to urgent action for climate justice
Volmoed Conference and Retreat Centre, South Africa
Good Friday 2015
http://issuu.com/anglicancommunion/docs/the_world_is_our_host

Episcopalians Confronting Climate Change
By Lisa Palmer
The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media
March 6, 2012
http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/2012/03/episcopalians-confronting-climate-change/

Common Declaration of Pope Benedict XVI and The Archbishop of Canterbury His Grace Rowan Williams
November 23, 2006
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2006/november/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20061123_common-decl_en.html

Evangelical

“Preachable Moments: Evangelical Christians and Climate Change”
June 28, 2012
http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/2012/06/preachable-moments-evangelical-christians-and-climate-change/

“For Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Change Not a Leap of Faith”
March 29, 2012
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/for-katharine-hayhoe-climate-change-not-a-leap-of-faith?utm-source=feedburner&utm-medium=feed&utm-campaign=Feed%3A+ClimateCentral-News+%28Climate+Central+-+News%29&utm-content=FeedBurner

Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action
The Evangelical Climate Initiative
http://christiansandclimate.org/
February 8, 2006
http://christiansandclimate.org/learn/call-to-action/

On the Care of Creation: An Evangelical Declaration on the Care of Creation
Evangelical Environmental Network http://www.creationcare.org/
1994
https://creationcare.org/what-we-do/an-evangelical-declaration-on-the-care-of-creation.html

 

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

ELCA issues statement on Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
June 18, 2015
http://elca.org/News-and-Events/7752

Lutherans Reflect on Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
December 31, 2009
https://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Living_Earth_How_To_Lead_On_Climate_Change_Feb_2013.pdf?_ga=2.195637294.301787180.1580767447-1956172369.1580767447

Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice
1993
https://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Caring-for-Creation?_ga=2.201076908.301787180.1580767447-1956172369.1580767447

National Council of Churches of Christ

Eco-Justice Programs
http://www.creationjustice.org

Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

Provocative Thanksgiving
A sermon by Tom F. Driver
November 18, 2012
http://fore.research.yale.edu/files/Provocative_Thanksgiving_sermon_by_Driver.pdf

Presbyterians and Climate Change
By Julie Halpert
The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media
April 19, 2012
http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/2012/04/presbyterians-and-climate-change/

Call to Restore the Creation
1990
http://www.pcusa.org/environment/restore.htm

Quaker / Society of Friends

A Quaker response to the crisis of climate change
June 2009
https://quaker-prod.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/store/6c0c623a175285c705cae5865efc702ffa6dc1887dce3f95edee904a249d

Responding to climate change
https://www.friendsjournal.org/faithful-climate-change/

About the Responsibility to Address Global Climate Change
2000
https://www.quakerearthcare.org/article/shared-quaker-statement-facing-challenge-climate-change

Southern Baptist

Baptists and Climate Change
By Sara Peach
The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media 
March 13, 2012
http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/2012/03/baptists-and-climate-change/

Southern Baptist Declaration on the Environment and Climate Change
The Southern Baptist Environment and Climate Initiative
March 10, 2008
http://www.bpnews.net/27585/full-text-of-sbeci-declaration

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

Climate Change and Unitarian Universalism: Exploring the connections between faith and the struggle for climate justice
Blog, June 21, 2013
http://divestfossilfuels.wordpress.com/

Statement of Conscience on Global Warming/Climate Change
2006
http://www.uua.org/socialjustice/socialjustice/statements/8061.shtml

United Church of Christ

The United Church of Christ and Climate Change
By Christine Woodside
The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media
April 5, 2012
http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/2012/04/the-united-church-of-christ-and-climate-change/

A Resolution on Climate Change
2007
https://www.ucc.org/environmental-ministries_synod-resolutions_a-resolution-on-climate

United Methodist Church

God’s Creation and the Church
2004
http://archives.umc.org/interior_print.asp?ptid=4&mid=963

Environmental Justice for a Sustainable Future
2004
http://archives.umc.org/interior_print.asp?ptid=4&mid=959

Environmental Stewardship
2000
http://archives.umc.org/interior_print.asp?ptid=4&mid=962

World Alliance of Reformed Churches

The Accra Confession: Covenanting for Justice in the Economy and the Earth
2004
http://wcrc.ch/accra/the-accra-confession

World Council of Churches (WCC)

WCC general secretary pastoral letter on climate emergency
December 19, 2019
https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/wcc-general-secretary-pastoral-letter-on-climate-emergency/

Statement on the Climate Change Emergency
Bossey, Switzerland
November 25, 2019
https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/executive-committee/bossey-november-2019/statement-on-the-climate-change-emergency

World Council of Churches Endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment
July 11, 2014
http://fore.yale.edu/files/WCC.pdf

WCC Climate Change Update #52
July 2011
https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/wcc-programmes/justice-diakonia-and-responsibility-for-creation/climate-change-water/one-church-one-climate-one-love

Statement to the high-level segment of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP11 and COP/MOP1)
December 9, 2005
https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/wcc-programmes/justice-diakonia-and-responsibility-for-creation/climate-change-water/statement-to-cop-11-and-copmop-1

 

Protestant Joint Statements

“Manifesto on an Ecological Reformation of all Christian Traditions”
Volos Academy Consultation on Eco-Theology, Climate Justice and Food Security
March 10-13, 2016
http://oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/other-ecumenical-bodies/mani…

“Black Church Climate Change Statement”
October 29, 2015
http://www.blackchurchclimate.org/black-church-climate-statement.html

“A Pastoral Message on Climate Change”
Anglican Church of Canada, The Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
September 19, 2014
Statement
Media Release 

Episcopal Church, Church of Sweden, ELCA commitment: “Sustaining hope in the face of climate change”
The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
May 2, 2013
https://episcopalchurch.org/posts/publicaffairs/episcopal-church-church-sweden-elca-commitment-sustaining-hope-face-climate

“Climate Revival” Statement of New England Regional Environmental Ministries
April 27, 2013
Statement
Media Release

Protestant & Catholic Joint Statement

“Christian Ethics, Climate Emergency and Nonviolent Direct Action”
Statement of Ethicists Without Borders
June 9, 2019
https://dailytheology.org/2019/06/09/statement-of-ethicists-without-bord…