Environmental Advocacy

Theological reflection:

The Uniting Church’s commitment to the environment arises out of the Christian belief that God, as the Creator of the universe, calls us into a special relationship with the creation – a relationship of mutuality and interdependence. We believe that God’s will for the earth is renewal and reconciliation, not destruction by human beings.

Uniting Church Statements and Resolutions:

In June 2014, the Synod of South Australia resolved to:

  1. Encourage the Uniting Church SA Presbytery and Synod and associated entities to renew their commitment to: a) Model ways of living and working that minimise our impact on the climate; b) Include matters of environment and lifestyle change in prayer and worship, study, and communal decision making; and 
  2. Affirm the establishment of a task group to further the work of education, advocacy and research into the climate impact of the church and concern for the environment.

Specific Uniting Church statements and resolutions: