Anglican Bishops for Climate Justice

Seeking climate justice: Anglican Bishops around the Communion speak about their hopes and ask us to join them in prayer and action.

‘Vive tu fe naturalmente’: The Bishop of Costa Rica, the Rt Revd Héctor Monterroso, speaks about the campaign in his diocese to generate clean energy with solar panels in response to the Fifth Mark of Mission ‘to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth’. Earth Day 2017-06-19

“You are not alone. We are part of a movement.”
25 September 2016: Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church Michael Curry preaching at St James’ Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. He assures the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation that they are not alone in their attempt to be heard about an oil pipeline slated to run under their water supply, over their treaty land and through some of their burial places. “Standing Rock is proclaiming the good news to the whole creation ... Water is part of that creation. The land is part of that creation. None of us own it, none of us made it. It is God’s.”

Archbishop Winston Halapua, Diocese of Polynesia, prays and gives thanks for the Moana Ocean.

Dr Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town and Chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, explains why he fasted for the climate during the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, 1-11 June 2015

Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the destruction of the earth’s environment as the human rights challenge of our time

The Philippines, once one of the best places on earth, is now experiencing some of the most brutal consequences of climate change. Bishop Jonathan Casimina, Diocese of Davao in the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, describes the typhoons that have caused death and destruction and says "Climate justice is the people's demand ... If we partake of the eucharist, we must be willing to become eucharist for others, blessed, broken and given".

Bishop Nick Drayson, Diocese of Northern Argentina in the Anglican Church of South America, on climate change, deforestation, and giving the Indigenous people of the Chaco region a voice.

Bishop David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, shares his experience of the Anglican Bishops for Climate Justice meeting in South Africa, February 2015, and reflects on the contributions of Indigenous and Celtic spiritualities to climate justice.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, welcomes the Mass Climate Change Lobby in London, UK, 17 June 2015, looks forward to the Papal Encyclical ‘Laudato Sii’, and advocates for a new UN climate protocol at the UN Conference on Climate Change (Paris, December 2015) that is morally and legally binding, fair and just.

Bishop Tom Wilmot in the Anglican Archdiocese of Perth in Western Australia welcomes the moral leadership provided by the Papal Encyclical ‘Laudato Sii’, reflects on the situation in Australia and, with COP 21 in view, asks for prayers for a change of heart among those politicians in Australia who deny the human-induced acceleration of climate change.

Bishop Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada, prays to God, giving thanks for the Creator's gifts.

Climate Change and the Common Good: The Cultural Challenge – panel discussion organised by St Paul's Institute in partnership with the Diocese of London, Church of England, including a keynote address from the Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam

From the Biblical Garden of the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City, Andrew Dietsche, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, reflects on the need for deeper engagement with climate change and describes the steps his diocese is taking within its commitment to 'rejoin our world in a more responsible and sustainable way'.

Dr Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town and Chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, is a global climate advocate for the ACT Alliance. In this video he says that “We know that climate change affects the most vulnerable, particularly women. It is both a moral and a justice issue; but Pope Francis has also added that it is a spiritual matter." He calls on Christians to "act now, sign the petition and call on our leaders to be bold.".