Magazine article Anglican Journal

Climate Change Affects Places Where Churches Work

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Climate Change Affects Places Where Churches Work

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Canterbury, England

Anglican bishops expressed their concern for the devastating effects of climate change which they say are affecting the world's poorest countries the most and urging churches to advocate for the environment as a moral imperative.

Churches have no option but to care for "God's environment" because "this is our core business theologically," said Bishop George Browning, of the diocese of Canberra and Goulburn.

"This is something that is inherent in our faith. If we are going to make significant progress internationally it will have to come from some moral persuasion--the arguments of economics and politics will not deliver."

U.S. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who was an oceanographer before becoming a priest, said bishops have discussed how "interconnected" they all are and how climate change impacts everyone, but most of all the poorest of the poor.

"We spoke in the Bible studies today of creation as the body of God. All creation reflects the image of God, not just human beings... We're gathered here to remind people that if we do not pay attention to all creation, the other things that concern us will be of no importance," she said. …

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