Environmental destruction, resource depletion, and the increasingly adverse effects
of a changing climate have focussed the attention of people across the globe in
recent decades. The future of the Murray-Darling Basin, drought, flood, fire, food
production, the oceans and water security are all part of a heightened Australian
debate around our relationship to the environment and our use of our natural resources.
Many of Australia’s churches are expressing their sense of environmental responsibility
through words and actions. For example, some denominations have environment commissions
and networks, and the National Council of Churches has commenced a new “Eco
Mission” project. Growing numbers of congregations are also becoming more
engaged in appreciation of and care for Creation in terms of their worship, mission,
service and the operation of their buildings.
Author/s: Pepper, M., Bevis, S., Hancock, N., Powell, R.
Pepper, M., Bevis, S., Hancock, N., Powell, R. & Sterland, S. (2014) Church
attenders and environmental responsibility, NCLS Research Fact Sheet 14018. Adelaide:
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