Just Salvos fights for environmental sustainability across the country
When we pray, “Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”, we are praying that God would restore our earth. God’s plan of reconciliation extends to all people and all relationships, and that includes humanity’s relationship with our planet.
As followers of Christ, as Salvationists, one of our basic aims is to partner with God in the process of restoration and healing. This includes extending our care to that of our earthly surroundings.
The United Nations World Environment Day is being celebrated on 5th June. This is an international day where people are being challenged to do “something positive for the environment”. For some this may be seen as a day for the “tree huggers”, however, for Christians this could be a day where we celebrate God’s creation and look for ways that we can care for it.
...Our neighbours are those experiencing consequences from the unsustainable use of our earth. Read Amanda's article on sustainable development.
Climate change is a hugely debated topic – It has been seven years since Al Gore’s controversial film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ was released, generating claims of conspiracy theories, urgency within governments and conversation among the people. Regardless of personal opinion toward the causes of climate change, our earth is changing and this has severe consequences for individuals and their livelihood.
World Vision Resource
TEAR Australia Resource
Urban Seed Resource
Baptist World Aid Website
Australian Youth Climate Coalition