Advocates for ‘ethical shopping’ say we should consider the environmental and social impact of what we buy. And, taking guidance from the Bible, we can make a good case for Christians to demonstrate love for their neighbours and care for God’s earth in this way. But is it that straightforward?
The following story about caring for creation was awarded third place (bronze) in the ‘Best Theological Article’ category at the 2019 Australasian Religious Press Association awards dinner. The story originally featured in the October 2018 edition of The Lutheran.
In 2015 the LCA’s General Synod backed a call for members to consider their impact on the environment in everything they do. One case study in this area is The Ark at Salisbury Lutheran Church. The Ark has looked to improve its energy efficiency since 2013 and to cut costs averaging $8500 per year. The… Read more
LCA Bishop John Henderson has joined hundreds of religious leaders from around the world in adding their names to an interfaith statement urging the world’s political leaders to take swift and just action on climate change. Bishop Henderson signed the statement last month on behalf of the district bishops and the LCA. The statement was… Read more
News of the US presidential elections has overshadowed the fact that world leaders are meeting once again to discuss action on climate change. This year the conference is in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7-18 November. The Marrakech conference follows a landmark conference last year in Paris, France, where national leaders signed an agreement committing them to… Read more