Castlehold Baptist Church

Creation care

What's happening?

Global warming is causing climate change: this climate stripes diagram clearly shows how temperatures have been steadily rising here in the UK over the past 140 years. (Each stripe represents the average temperature for a single year. Blue stripes show cooler-than-average years; red stripes show hotter-than-average years.)

Climate change destroys homes, livelihoods and even lives. This concerns us all. Low-income countries, which have done least to cause the problem, are often the worst affected. Think of the devastating floods in Pakistan, or the unprecedented drought in Somalia, both caused by our changing climate.

What can we do?

As Christians, we are called to be responsible stewards of God’s creation and gift to us – the planet we all live on. Our choices and actions – what we buy, how we travel, what we throw away – have impacts on the environment not just here, but right across the world. 

Each of us has a part to play in tackling the climate challenge by reducing our carbon footprint. Working together we can make a positive difference. Let’s show God’s love in action by making lifestyle changes wherever possible.

  • By re-using more and buying less
  • By recycling with care to reduce rubbish
  • By planning to avoid any waste of food
  • By using energy more sparingly
  • By walking, cycling and using public transport

Christians take action...

Tearfund staff are experiencing at first hand the impact of climate change in many low-income countries. The short videos here explain some of the challenges people are facing.

At COP27, the 2022 climate summit of 6-18 November, Tearfund’s focus is on ‘climate finance’, urging wealthy countries to keep to commitments already promised. The short video here explains climate finance.

Tearfund urges individuals and churches here in the UK to learn more about the global effects of climate change and to take action.
To find out how you could help, please visit Tearfund’s Time to Deliver page here for lots of great ideas and resources.

Baptist Union Environment Network (BUEN) was set up to inspire and enable churches to come together to respond in practical ways to the challenge of climate change, and to work for climate justice for those worst affected.
On the BUEN website here, you will find a wealth of information and resources, with real-life stories that encourage and inspire fresh ideas.