Global Christian Forum

Anglican and Orthodox Statement on Ecology

As the environmental crisis deepens, there is a deep need for everyone to enrich their sense of the givenness and beauty of God’s world. This is the message of an important Agreed Statement on ecology that was published by the Anglican Communion and the Orthodox Churches last week, Stewards of Creation: A Hope-Filled Ecology. Theologians from around the world and from both families of Churches worked for several years to complete this shared text.

The environmental crisis deepens, and there is a deep need for everyone to enrich their sense of the givenness and beauty of God’s world. The project’s co-chairs explain, “In this statement we call on all people, in the light of our agreement, to be filled with wonder and gratitude to God for the gift of creation, and to exercise true restraint in our use of the power that God gives to humanity, so that we may properly and reverently safeguard God’s creation.”

Stewards of Creation is available on Amazon in Europe, North America and Japan.