Organizations / Networks – Creation Care 團體及網絡

The following is a selected list of Christian organizations / networks on creation care:

A Rocha

An international Christian nature conservation organization
~ With projects in 20 countries, and growing
~ Focusing on biodiversity conservation

  • Habitat scientific research
  • Environmental education
  • Community-based conservation projects

~ Theological Engagement with churches & Christian institutions on creation care

International website: www.arocha.org

Resources: At Your Service – a multilingual resource website with a wide variety of resources on creation care, including teaching, sermons, prayers, presentations, bible studies, music… (also The A Rocha Blog and Field Notes – A new series of podcasts)

A selected list of the signature programs by various A Rocha’s national organizations:

A Rocha UK
~ Eco Church : have reached over 3,000 churches across England and Wales
~ Partners in Action

A Rocha Canada
~ Internship program : offered in all three field study centres across Canada
~ Good Seed Sunday

A Rocha USA
~ Love Your Places

A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand
~ Eco Church NZ

A Rocha Ghana
~ Atewa Forest Reserve : a conservation project and campaign of international significance

A Rocha also has a thematic organization on climate change, Climate Stewards, providing carbon offset and other climate related engagements.


Lausanne / WEA Creation Care Network

Website

LWCCN is the Global Campaign and network to nurture and “reinvigorate national creation care movements in 30 countries”

Important basis includes Jamaica Call to Action, which is a response to the Cape Town Commitment of the Lausanne Movement, in which an important section read:

“We are also commanded to care for the earth and all its creatures, because the earth belongs to God, not to us. We do this for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ who is the creator, owner, sustainer, redeemer and heir of all creation…If Jesus is Lord of all the earth, we cannot separate our relationship to Christ from how we act in relation to the earth. For to proclaim the gospel that says ‘Jesus is Lord’ is to proclaim the gospel that includes the earth, since Christ’s Lordship is over all creation. Creation care is a thus a gospel issue within the Lordship of Christ. The Cape Town Commitment II-B-6, I-7

LWCCN launches an online news / blog platform, The Pollinator, to connect the global movement with resources.


World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Centre

Website

“The WEA Creation Care Task Force (CCTF) works to equip evangelicals to care for creation and raises awareness on how to deal responsibly with the environment. The Task Force has produced valuable resources and built a wide network of partnerships. Using the new WEASC as a platform, the CCTF will engage with international organizations, governments and like-minded NGOs to help connect and leverage the capacities of evangelical creation care organizations for greater impact at national and global levels.”


Renew Our World

Website

“Renew Our World is a global movement of Christians who believe that since we are truly image bearers of God, we should act like it – living out love for one another in actions and in truth. Since we are image bearers of God, we won’t stand by while our neighbours are trapped in poverty, and we won’t stay idle as creation is left untended, and inequality is left to fester.

Right now, we are campaigning and praying for action on climate change and waste.

We have a vision for a world where all people have their basic needs met, everyone has the chance to flourish, we care for creation, and reduce inequality between rich and poor. We believe the church is called to lead the way.”


The John Ray Initiative – JRI (UK)

Website

“The John Ray Initiative is an educational charity with a vision to bring together scientific and Christian understandings of the environment in a way that can be widely communicated and lead to effective action.

JRI’s mission is to promote responsible environmental stewardship in accordance with Christian principles and the wise use of science and technology.”


Au Sable Institute (US)

Website

“At Au Sable, we believe Christians should be leading the way in solving the earth’s toughest environmental challenges. Through hands-on learning in the outdoors, engaging professors who integrate faith into their instruction, and a supportive community of friends, we inspire and educate students to serve, protect, and restore God’s earth.”


Evangelical Environment Network (US)

Website

“The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) is a ministry (in the US) that educates, inspires, and mobilizes Christians in their effort to care for God’s creation.”


Earthkeepers: Christians for Climate Justice (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Website

“We are a citizen-led, ecumenical group in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories, living into a biblical vision for ecology, love of neighbor, and climate justice.

We connect, equip and inspire church communities to engage with our natural contexts and cultural institutions in order to tangibly witness to the reconciling love of God for all peoples and all creation.”


保育大地 120 Creation Care 120 (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Website

『我們是來自不同教會的基督徒 , 關心上帝所創造的地球。我們深信上帝的一切創造,都是美好的; 上帝並將它美好的創造,托管人類作忠心的管家。受托於這使命, 並本着愛上帝和愛人,我們相信環境的保育活動是基督徒的屬靈使命之一(Wright, The Mission of God, 2013)。透過保育活動,我們盼望人和土地能歸回和諧關係, 讓上帝的榮耀得着彰顯! 基於目前氣候變化,空氣污染,塑膠廢料危害海洋生態等等,已到非常嚴重地步, 我們盼望凝聚更多有心人士努力環保行動。』

“We are a group of Christians who care about the Creation of the earth and are called to be faithful stewards of the environment, and to inspire others to do the same. Based on the love for God and people, we believe creation care is one of the spiritual mandates. “Wright, The Mission of God, 2013”. Through our events and activities, we hope people can reconcile with the earth with harmony for God’s glory. With the current environmental issues: such as climate change, air pollution, plastic wastes damaging ocean ecology, we hope to consolidate our resources to invite more people to participate into environmental action.”


關愛受造世界 Creation Care HK

Website

This is a local network and initiative in Hong Kong, as a result of the LWCCN East Asia Regional Conference on Creation Care and the Gospel (2017).


香港基督徒生態保育關注組 HK Christians in Conservation

Facebook Group Page


香港基督徒自然保育工作者團契 Hong Kong Nature Conservationists Christian Fellowship

Facebook Group Page

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