World Earth Day
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World Earth Day

“The Salvation Army believes people are made in the image of God and have been entrusted with the care of the Earth and everything in it[1]”. Caring for the environment is not separate to our faith – it’s linked to our understanding of The Kingdom of God. When we pray, “Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven[2]”, we are praying that God would restore shalom to our earth. God’s plan of reconciliation extends to all people and all relationships, and that includes humanity’s relationship with our planet.

“The biblical command to humanity to ‘subdue’ and ‘rule’ should be interpreted as a requirement to be good stewards rather than understood as justifying abuse of the Earth’s resources (Genesis 1:28)”[3]. How, as Christians, can we engage with creation in a sustainable way? How do we ensure we are honouring God through use of our land?

Below are a few resources that can help faith communities navigate creation care.

  • Read The Salvation Army's full positional statement here
  • Sermon outline here
  • Congregational prayers available here and here
  • View videos on creation care here
  • Download a list of suggestions for caring for the environment here


[1] The Salvation Army International Positional Statement on Caring for the Environment

[2] Matthew 6:9–13

[3] The Salvation Army International Positional Statement on Caring for the Environment