“As people of faith, we are called to live in right relationship with creation and not exhaust it.”

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In 1989, Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I for the Orthodox proclaimed September 1 as a day of prayer for creation. Other Christian world communions followed suit, and in recent years many churches have begun to celebrate the “season of creation” (also known as Creation Time) between September 1 and October 4, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, which some Western traditions observe.

During this time, prayer services for creation are celebrated throughout the month and different actions to care for creation take place.

Questions of climate change and the ecological crisis figured prominently on the agenda of the Twelfth LWF Assembly, which affirmed “the fact that the global ecological crisis, including climate change is, human-induced. It is a spiritual matter.  As people of faith, we are called to live in right relationship with creation and not exhaust it.”

In order to honor this commitment, the LWF invites its member churches to engage in the “season of creation,” annually observed worldwide by Christians.

Christians Unite in Calling for Eco-Justice

 

During this season the LWF will provide weekly blogs from the communion of churches.

Blogs from the communion

Biblical reflections