Caring for God’s gift of Creation is a spiritual commitment.

Cracked dry ground in desert area
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The Earth is a sacred trust. We recognize God’s call…to draw on the Earth’s sustenance responsibly, and to care for it that all may benefit equitably now and in the future.

—from One Earth Community (1992)

What We Believe

A New Creed calls us "to live with respect in Creation." Creation is a gift of God, and caring for Creation is a spiritual commitment. We cherish Creation's rich diversity and respect its inherent value and right to protection.

Climate change impacts us, the local eco-systems of which we are part, and partners the United Church is connected with around the globe. The greatest burden of climate change is falling on people in the Far North and global South—those who have contributed least to the problem.

Indigenous voices in the church remind us that we are called upon to look after Creator's gifts and to pass along these gifts to our children. We can be part of a just transition to a renewable energy economy by pressuring governments and industries, ending unsustainable overconsumption through lifestyle choices, and working with United Church ministries and partners engaged in climate justice.

What You Can Do

  1. Participate in education, theological reflection, and advocacy efforts of the National Ecumenical For the Love of Creation campaign for Climate Justice. Join Earth Week 2024 – April 21-28.
  2. Celebrate Creation in worship, while committing to action for its well-being, with the use of Climate Change Worship resources.
  3. Develop spiritual practices for a climate in crisis individually or with a group using Act/Fast, the 2024 Lenten devotional from United Church Publishing House.
  4. Reduce the environmental impact of your faith community's buildings. Faithful Footprints offers United Church congregations inspiration, tools, and grants to help the church and its communities of faith live our climate commitments.
  5. Learn more about the role people of faith play in climate justice:
Religious leaders during COP21 climate talks
Religious leaders in ecumenical celebration for Creation at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, during COP21 climate talks, 2015.
Credit: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/LWF

The Work of Our Networks and Partners

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