“…the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.”
Climate Caretakers is a global community of Christians committed to prayer and action on climate change. We believe climate change poses a tremendous challenge and represents one of the greatest injustices experienced in modern history. As such, our faith compels us to respond with urgent prayer, faithful action, and the love and hope founded on our faith in Jesus Christ.
We also believe climate change offers the Church an unparalleled opportunity to show the love of Christ in a new and exciting way. While the secular world may despair from the enormity and urgency of the problem, we have a hope founded in Christ that God has given us the tools to solve this crisis. We are therefore motivated to action through love—God’s love for us and our love for our neighbors.
Climate change is a threat that knows no borders, but which disproportionately impacts the poor—the very ones who have done little to cause the problem. The time for silence within the Church has passed. Who knows but that God has put us here for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14)
Climate Caretakers is a non-partisan, non-denominational organization. We are intentionally Christian and broadly evangelical in the sense that we seek to integrate our prayers, actions, and beliefs with the truth of the Bible. We do not support specific political candidates, but do advocate for specific climate policies that we believe to be consistent with biblically sound principles of stewardship, justice, integrity, and love of neighbor.
We affirm that God has a design and purpose for all of creation to flourish.
We confess that our uninformed and unrestrained consumption of natural resources has disrupted God’s beautiful intention, thereby degrading God’s creation and harming God’s people.
We recognize climate change as a great environmental and humanitarian crisis of our time, whose impact is most severely felt by impoverished communities–the very people who have done the least to contribute to the problem.
As followers of Jesus we will not remain silent to the cries of our brothers and sisters whose lives and livelihoods are being devastated by climate change.
As stewards of God’s creation we cannot rest while a changing climate disrupts God’s beautiful intention for our world and its inhabitants.
As climate caretakers, we acknowledge that being part of the climate solution means responding with urgent hope, with faithful prayer and with bold action.