Christianity - Protestant Denominations and Organizations


Church of Scotland


Church and Society Council Responding to Climate Change

Church of South India
Lenten Call for ‘Carbon Fast’
January 2017

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

Episcopal Church / Anglican Communion 

Our Moral Opportunity on Climate Change
By Justin Welby
New York Times
November 3, 2017…

The world is our host: A call to urgent action for climate justice
Volmoed Conference and Retreat Centre, South Africa
Good Friday 2015

Episcopalians Confronting Climate Change
By Lisa Palmer
The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media
March 6, 2012

Common Declaration of Pope Benedict XVI and The Archbishop of Canterbury His Grace Rowan Williams
November 23, 2006


“Preachable Moments: Evangelical Christians and Climate Change”
June 28, 2012

“For Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Change Not a Leap of Faith”
March 29, 2012

Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action
The Evangelical Climate Initiative
February 8, 2006

On the Care of Creation: An Evangelical Declaration on the Care of Creation
Evangelical Environmental Network


Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

ELCA issues statement on Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
June 18, 2015

Lutherans Reflect on Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
December 31, 2009

Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice

National Council of Churches of Christ

Eco-Justice Programs

Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

Provocative Thanksgiving
A sermon by Tom F. Driver
November 18, 2012

Presbyterians and Climate Change
By Julie Halpert
The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media
April 19, 2012

Call to Restore the Creation

Quaker / Society of Friends

A Quaker response to the crisis of climate change
June 2009

Responding to climate change

About the Responsibility to Address Global Climate Change

Southern Baptist

Baptists and Climate Change
By Sara Peach
The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media 
March 13, 2012

Southern Baptist Declaration on the Environment and Climate Change
The Southern Baptist Environment and Climate Initiative
March 10, 2008

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

Statement of Conscience on Global Warming/Climate Change

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

A Resolution on Climate Change

United Methodist Church

God’s Creation and the Church

Environmental Justice for a Sustainable Future

Environmental Stewardship

World Alliance of Reformed Churches

The Accra Confession: Covenanting for Justice in the Economy and the Earth

World Council of Churches (WCC)

WCC general secretary pastoral letter on climate emergency
December 19, 2019

Statement on the Climate Change Emergency
Bossey, Switzerland
November 25, 2019

World Council of Churches Endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment
July 11, 2014

WCC Climate Change Update #52
July 2011

Statement to the high-level segment of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP11 and COP/MOP1)
December 9, 2005


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…

“Black Church Climate Change Statement”
October 29, 2015

“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
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

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

Protestant & Catholic Joint Statement

“Christian Ethics, Climate Emergency and Nonviolent Direct Action”
Statement of Ethicists Without Borders
June 9, 2019…