Hope for Creation

Christians around the world are gathering today (Sunday 6 November), under the banner of Hope for Creation, to pray about the growing negative impact of climate change in our world.

It’s an opportunity to engage in a public conversation that has for too long been dominated by science and politics.  Through prayer, Christians are seeking God’s help to better understand the issue, and to pray for political leaders, for the future of our children who will inherit the world we leave behind, and for the world’s poor who are hit first and hardest by climate change.

World Vision Chief Executive Tim Costello said, “Hope for Creation goes to the biblical mandate of creation care.  All of creation carries the imprint of its Maker.  Through [World Vision’s] work with the world’s poorest people, we are already seeing the dramatic impact of climate change, so this initiative calls us to speak boldly and live faithfully, to honour our call to follow Jesus.”

Hope for Creation spokesperson Cath James said, “When we give in to denial, it ensures that things will not change.  But to dare to hope that we can change the world sets us on a path of making sure it will happen.”

Broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 6 November 2011.

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