‘The Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it’ — Minister urges action at Rio+20

May 28 2012
Christian Aid

Secretary of State Caroline Spelman has said churches have a vital role to play at next month’s Rio+20 summit, which aims to tackle global poverty and create an environmentally sustainable future.

Speaking at a ‘Faith in Rio’ event hosted by four Christian development agencies, Christian Aid, Progressio, Tearfund and CAFOD, the Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs outlined the challenge facing the conference, which marks 20 years since the first Earth Summit in 1992.