For the Love of Creation – A Faith-based Initiative for Climate Justice is a collaboration of Canadian churches and organizations coming together on a journey of reflection, dialogue, discernment, advocacy, and action on the issue of climate change.
We aim to engage people individually and in community, as congregations and organizations, all across the country in a climate conversation centred on three themes:
- Theological reflection. Together, we will create a space for collaborative responsive theology, exploring our relationship with the Creator and creation, and encouraging theologically grounded and relevant dialogue about climate justice and global warming.
- Local and congregational engagement. We will endeavour to increase dialogue and reduce polarization in the climate change conversation in Canada; to build consensus on the actions needed to build a sustainable future for all.
- Political advocacy. As people of faith, we will urge the government of Canada to meet and ultimately exceed our Paris climate commitments by investing in a just transition and establishing a fair and inclusive economy. Honouring the rights of Indigenous peoples and incorporating Indigenous knowledge and experience into any proposed solutions is essential to this work.
For the Love of Creation will explore how we can work together to build healthy, resilient communities, and a better future for all beings in Creation. To learn more, follow the links below or contact Karri Munn-Venn.
Register to join us in an engaging series of conversations at our fall online forum. (English/French translation will be available for all sessions, except Nov. 16).
- Nov 2: Communicating Climate Change
- Nov 9: Advocating for Climate Justice
- Nov 16: Grieving, Healing, and Connecting with Creation (English Only)
- Nov 23: Creation Care: A Letter of the Faithful
- Nov 30: Climate Action Now!
Over 90 days from July to October 2020, For the Love of Creation collected 2,500 signatures on an e-petition urging the federal government to increase climate ambition, invest in a just transition, honour Indigenous rights, and support climate adaptation and mitigation--as well as pandemic recovery--in the Global South.
In light of the prorogation of Parliament, and recognizing the important policy and budgetary decisions were being made ahead of the September 2020 Throne Speech, For the Love of Creation issued an open letter to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland echoing the demands of our e-petition.
For the Love of Creation – A Faith-based Initiative for Climate Justice was launched on April 22, 2020, to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Read the launch statement and encourage your faith community to participate.
When Easter Monday and Earth Day coincided in 2019, Christian leaders from came together to issue a call to climate action. The #ForTheLoveOfCreation video highlights the need for urgent action on climate change. Watch the video.