Today, the world’s leading panel of climate change experts released its latest report and it doesn’t make for cheerful reading.
The report lays bare how crucial it is that we keep global warming below 1.5 degrees. If we don’t stop burning coal, oil and gas, the damage to wildlife, ecosystems, and vulnerable communities around the globe will be almost unimaginable.
We have just come to the end of Creationtide in the church calendar, a time when we focus on God’s Creation – something that we are part of – and how we are called to care for it.
So, in the light of this report, what are we going to do?
In the next few months we will be looking at ways in which we as individuals, as a church and as a nation can act in order to change our destructive ways. It won’t be easy but we have to find a way!
Do join with us in our discussions and in supporting each other in our journey towards being a regenerative rather than destructive people.
You have called us to be keepers of your Earth;
Through greed, we have established an economy that destroys the web of life. We have changed our climate and drown in despair.
Let oceans of justice flow,
May we learn to sustain and renew the life of our Mother, Earth
We pray for our leaders, custodians of Mother Earth;
May they negotiate with wisdom and fairness,
May they act with compassion and courage,
and lead us in the path of justice for the sake of our children and our children’s children.