Caring for Creation


NEW FOR LENT 2021 – suitable for virtual and live groups

an informative course… Caring for Creation digs deeper into issues, and is particularly good at calling out misplaced Christian attitudes” (Church Times review Jan 2021)

Ideal for Lent (or any time of year)
Comprises course booklet, audio and transcript.

Written by Brian Davis

The human race is facing its greatest challenge: the threat to the environment and climate change. Faith in our Creator God should enable us to see what is actually happening.

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Caring for Creation – Transcript sample spread p16-17

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Caring for Creation – Booklet – sample spread

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“The York Courses format is tried and tested … Leading us in theology and ecclesiology are a mix of activist and academic, also ecumenical [contributors]. The sessions are scholarly but not inaccessible… a clear outline of ‘environmental justice’… An ideal resource for individuals or groups”   (New Directions review, February 2021)

Caring for Creation

The human race is facing its greatest challenge: global warming, leading to climate change. This, along with the damage we have done, and are still doing to the environment, God’s wonderful creation, means that we all have to make radical changes to our whole way of life.

Many of us who care about this issue are sometimes understandably quite pessimistic about the future. That’s where faith in God should make a difference. Hope for the future is not the same as being optimistic. Being optimistic suggests always looking on the bright side.  A hope based on faith in God should enable us to open our eyes and see what is actually happening to our planet today, and still believe there is much that we can do, individually and together, with God to guide and strengthen us.

The 2020 Coronavirus pandemic continues to have a big impact on all our lives. It has important lessons to teach us about our life together on this planet, especially when we compare it to the greatest challenge of all to life on earth: climate change.

SESSION 1: The Environment
Focusing on God’s wonderful creation, planet earth, the place of human kind in it, and why it is under threat.

SESSION 2: Global Warming and Climate Change
Some facts and figures about climate change, and why faith in a Creator God should give us hope.

SESSION 3: The Age of Humans – The Anthropocene Era
How we human beings with our god-like powers can still undo some of the terrible damage we have done and are doing to our planet.

SESSION 4: Coming out of Denial and Facing Crisis
Many of us find it hard to face up to the reality of climate change, and make the necessary changes to our lifestyle. We need to understand why this is so, and how our faith can help us.

SESSION 5: Faith, Hope and Love
We urgently need to be clear about our Christian response to the present crisis: it challenges what we believe; it is also about how we can live in hope, and meet the demands of Christian love.