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Creation Care

Creation care is, I hope, a familiar term and concept to EthicsDaily.com readers. After all, caring for the environment has been a significant and regular focal point on our site via articles and video interviews, with several multipart series published over the past five years. We even created TheGreenBible.org to make our resources more accessible […] Read More

A conversation with my friends around a lunch table made me think. My question was about how the natural world and our Christian faith relate to each other. Each of us responded with a story to share about how we experience God when we walk in a forest, listen to a stormy sea, stick our […] Read More

What are the leading environmental challenges the world is facing today? Gus Speth, an environmental lawyer and advocate, once said, “I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that with 30 years of good science, we could address those problems. But I was wrong. The […] Read More

How did the death of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, birth a black church-led movement for environmental justice? Well, the story begins in Memphis, the city of King’s murder, where decades prior African-Americans left the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta to do the hazardous work of waste collection in the city. […] Read More

Everyone has heard much about God’s love. But do we sufficiently comprehend the extent of that love? Probably not. To begin with, it is important for us to realize that God’s love is not just for human beings. Perhaps Christianity through the centuries has been the most anthropocentric of all of the world’s religions. There […] Read More

As I drove with my family through a remote valley in southwestern Uganda 10 years ago, we entered a vast landscape of devastation – thousands of hectares of hillside stripped bare of indigenous forest and replanted with sterile rows of eucalyptus and conifers. In the distance, we could hear chainsaws buzzing. When we reached the […] Read More

I met a Texan who speaks regularly about climate change and has lived to tell the tale. With my John Ray Initiative colleagues, Margot and Martin Hodson, I attended an event hosted by Climate Outreach at St Mary’s University Church, Oxford, on Nov. 15, 2017. Climate Outreach’s purpose is to ensure that climate change and […] Read More

My wife and I visited Wittenberg, a town made famous by the reformers Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon, this summer. Our visit followed a week teaching about the environment on the Bible and Culture course run by IFES Graduate Impact in Woltersdorf near Berlin. It was on Oct. 31, 1517, 500 years ago, that Luther […] Read More

More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is good for plants. This argument is asserted in various forms by individuals and groups seeking to diminish the negative impacts of climate change and to push back against any current (or proposed) regulations to mitigate its impact. Kathleen Hartnett White was announced on Oct. 13 as President Trump’s […] Read More

Following the launch of John Reader’s latest book, “Theology and New Materialism,” at Trinity College, Oxford, a group of the attendees continued to meet occasionally at the college to discuss some of the issues arising from the book, funded by the William Temple Foundation. We were particularly interested in how some of the ideas in […] Read More