Many Religious Leaders Have Spoken Out
about Care of the Earth and of the Oceans
World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is celebrated September 1. (Credit: Creative Commons/Pixabay.)
- Join Christians around the world in praying for creation and actions to stop climate change in Season of Creation prayer services. See the world map of these events.
- Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew issued a joint statement on the importance of care for creation and the poor on the Day of Prayer for Creation, September 1, 2017. Pope Francis issued a major encyclical, teaching statement: Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home to call all Christians and all people to care for our shared planet. He has asked the world's 1.2 against the unjust #ClimateCrisis. Join the movement to respond to the urgent #LaudatoSi call. Take the Pledge on LiveLaudatoSi.org.
- The World Council of Churches with the Global Catholic Climate Movement hosted a Season of Creation Prayer Service on September 1, 2017.
- US Evangelical Christian leaders encouraged Latino communities to get involved in care of creation.
- For Jewish statements on care of creation, see Aytzim and Jewcology.
- For Muslims statements on care of creation, see the Green Muslims and this statement by Islamic scholars.
- For statements of other religious and spiritual leaders, click on the drop down options!