Catholics, United Church join in embracing Christian concern for environment
Canada’s two largest churches, which represent two-thirds of Canadian Christians, have jointly declared that climate change and ecological degradation are central, enduring concerns for Christians.
The declaration is contained in The Hope Within Us, a document released July 23 from the official Roman Catholic-United Church of Canada dialogue.
“We claim that the divine presence permeates all creation, holds all together in a dynamic relationship and calls us beyond our human-centred perspective into a consciousness that affirms and respects all life and all creation,” it says. “The acceleration of our technology, the rapacious ethic of progress and the greed of our economic and political