Documents & Links

‘Caring for Creation’ zoom conferences in April (by Revd Elizabeth Bussmann, Environment Officer for the Diocese in Europe)
Encyclical Letter ‘Fratelli Tutti’ (Pope Francis, published in Oct. 2020)
Season of Creation-Website (September 1, Day of Prayer for Creation, until October 4, Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of ecology in many traditions) The theme of this year’s celebration is “the web of live”.
Gibraltar Archdeaconry Synod 2020 (Theme: Caring for Creation) –
Sermon from Bishop David Hamid, Suffragan Bishop of Church of England Diocese in Europe
Lent 2020 (incl. Bishop Robert’s Lent Appeal)
General Synod 2020 (incl. Climate Change).
Greening the Lectionary-Website – A Theological Response to the Ecological Crisis: Reflections, Liturgy, Reviews, Comment.
Amazonia Synod – “New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology” (Oct. 2019, preparatory document – HTML / PDF)
Statement of the 12th ECEN Assembly in Katowice (6-10 Oct. 2018): “On the way to economic and ecological justice, Press release”
Swedish girl Greta Thunberg speaking at the UN climate conference in Katowice (youtube)
Message by HAH Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United Nations Conference of the Parties (10 December 2018)
Care of Creation – seeds of hope are not enough: “An Archbishop’s view … “ – A letter from Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
‘One Church, One Faith, One Lord…’ – Impressions from the 1st Ecumenical Prayer Meeting for Creation in Assisi 2018 (by Revd Elizabeth Bussmann, Environment Officer for the Diocese in Europe)

UN Sustainable Development Goals – SDG (more information)
Encyclical letter Laudato si’ (more information)
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ChangeParis Agreement (PDF) (12 Dec. 2015)

“Lent to us is the Star on which we live“ [EKD, 2018]
The Agenda 2030: a Challenge to the Churches
A Discussion Paper authored by the Advisory Commission of the EKD on Sustainable Development
“Responsibility for Creation as a Mission for the Church“ [DBK 2019] 10 Recommendations for Action on Ecology and Sustainable Development in (Arc-)Dioceses by the German Bishops’ Conference
“Common Responsibility for a Just Society“ [DBK / EKD, 2014]
Initiative of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and the German Bishops’ Conference for a Renewed Economic and Social Order
Plastic theology [by Dave Bookless, A Rocha]
A theological reflection about using plastic, referring to progress and waste and to Mt 19, Mt 6 and Eph 6
Why didn’t Jesus talk about creation care? [by Dave Bookless, A Rocha]
Why we do not understand the real message if we assume Jesus didn’t speak about care of creation (ref. to John 3.16, Mark 16.15)
Informations about thematic work: climate change / theology / eco-management / energy / nature protection / transition living