An Urgent Cry for Ecological Justice; Reclaiming the Gospel Imperative for All Creation
During the Season of Creation 2018, bishops, women leaders and youth leaders from 17 dioceses in southern, east and central Africa, united by a passion for climate justice, gathered to discuss the impacts of climate change in their areas and to look to the future. Their worship, reflection and discussion were guided by the theme ‘Adaptation, Mitigation, and the Witness of the Church in an Era of Climate Change’.
The 28 participants met at the Good Shepherd Retreat Centre in Hartebeespoort, South Africa, under the auspices of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network.
“Our urgent cry is to the Anglican Communion: our Dioceses, Provinces, the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA), and Lambeth 2020, that Good News for creation and ecological justice be placed at the top of the agenda. All of us are invested in this and all are part of the problem, whether in the north, south, east or west. Our Communion provides opportunity for global witness and resources to tackle this global challenge together.”
Anglican Communion News Service 28 September 2018: African bishops call for ecological justice to top agenda at 2020 Lambeth Conference
Final statement from the gathering of Eco-Bishops, women leaders and youth leaders, Hartebeespoort, September 2018Download pdf