Earth Day Sunday 2008: The Poverty of Global Climate Change
Global climate change is fundamentally altering God’s Creation. Bird and fish migration patterns are changing, permafrost is melting and coastal wetlands are disappearing as a result of sea level rise. Overall, global climate change is predicted to bring increases in flooding, severe storm events and drought.
Our call as people of faith — to protect the vulnerable and to be stewards of God’s Earth — means we must act to stop global climate change. Because the effects of global climate change are already impacting those who can least afford to deal with it, addressing global climate change is also a justice issue. We invite you to celebrate Earth Day Sunday, April 20, by using the resources by the National Council of Churches. The resources include sermon starters, youth activities, a group study guide and a bulletin insert.