Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created in him—all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers—all things were created through him and for him.

He himself is before all things and all things are held together in him.

He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.

For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross—through him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Colossians 1:15-20


‘We are called to cooperate with God in the transformation of a fallen world that has not fulfilled its divinely given potential for beauty, peace, health, harmony, justice and joy. Our task is nothing less than to join God in preserving, renewing and fulfilling the creation.’


African Methodist Episcopal (AME), Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME)

‘Every child has the right to a pollution-free environment. We have a moral obligation to protect God’s gift of air for our children and grandchildren.’

Church of the Brethren

God redeems us to live in community with the created Earth. We will care for God's Earth in ways that are sustainable.

Church of Brethren, Statement on Simple Life, 1996


The covetous desires of people and nations to possess what is not their own, Father, forgive. The greed which exploits the work of human hands and lays waste the earth, Father, forgive.

The World is our Host, 2015


‘Love of God, love of neighbor, and the demands of stewardship are more than enough reason for evangelical Christians to respond to the climate change problem with moral passion and concrete action.’

Greek Orthodox

God has not abandoned the world. It is His will that His design and our hope for it will be realized through our cooperation in restoring its original harmony. In our own time we are witnessing a growth of an ecological awareness, which needs to be encouraged, so that it will lead to practical programs and initiatives.

Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the Day of the Protection of the Environment, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, 2008

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Endorses Climate Change Statement , Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, 2017


The cross bridges the broken relationship between humans and God, and between people and the earth. We invite you to join in God’s mission of bringing people and earth and God back into harmony.

Latter Day Saints

As beneficiaries of this divine creation, we should care for the earth, be wise stewards over it, and preserve it for future generations. The earth and all things on it are part of God’s plan for the redemption of His children and should be used responsibly to sustain the human family


Caring for Creation expresses a call to pursue justice for creation through active participation, solidarity, sufficiency and sustainability ... expressed through individual and community action, worship, learning, moral deliberation and advocacy.


‘By virtue of the powers of intellect and creativity called forth in us by God, we bear exceptional responsibility for the future of the Earth and all its constitutive creatures. This affirmation provides a framework in which we are called to worship God, are called to proclaim the Gospel of Grace, and are called to live as faithful expressions of God’s love for the whole Creation.’


A better future is possible through dedicated effort, creative cooperation, right relationships and well-directed resources. Change will require personal and material costs that we are prepared to share.

United Methodist

The natural world is a loving gift from God, the creator and sustainer, who has entrusted it in all its fullness to the care of all people for God’s glory and to the good of all life on earth now and in generations to come.

Climate Change and the Church’s Response, 2016

Energy Policy Statement- Book of Resolutions, 2016
Protection of Water- Book of Resolutions, 2016
Environmental Racism- Book of Resolutions, 2016

United Church of Christ