Climate Change

Proposal 19 For the Whole Creation calls us to listen to and learn from the voices of vulnerable people across the world who are experiencing firsthand the impact of climate change.

This is a collection of personal stories about climate change – from our neighbours across the Pacific and Asia,  our Indigenous brothers and sisters and those people and creatures whose homeland is under the threat.

As you read their stories, listen deeply to their connection with the land which is an integral part of their lives and
spirituality.

Rev. James Bhagwan, minister of the Methodist Church in Fiji, a PhD candidate and the chaplain, mentor and volunteer crew member of the traditional voyaging canoe, the Uto Ni Yalo.

Mariana Waqa, Fijian-Australian woman and participant in the Kiribati-Tuvalu-Australia Exchange Program

Rev Alimoni Taumoepeau, Tongan-born Australian Minister at Strathfield Homebush Uniting Church, Synod of NSW/ACT

Evangeline Pua, Climate Leader, Climate Reality Indonesia, GKI Kemang Pratama, Indonesia

Rev Tim Matton-Johnson, a Palawa man, Chairperson Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress TAS

Tim Torrens, a Bundjalung man, NSW/ACT Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress

Rev. Denise Champion, an Adnyamathanha woman, SA Uniting Aboriginal and  Islander Christian Congress

Ann and Alexander Sloane, farmers, Savernake Station, Riverina Region, NSW

Speaking on behalf of the rest of creation
By Rev. Dr Jason John, Uniting Earth Ministry, NSW/ACT

Protecting the Numbat
By Geoff Bice, Social Justice Consultant, Synod of Western Australia

What can you do?

For the Whole Creation calls on the Uniting Church to advocate for change, to show leadership by living sustainably and to learn with and work with others to make a difference.

Across the Church, a number of resources have been created to help us act. You might like to check out:

Uniting Earthweb Synod of NSW/ACT

Green Church Synod of VIC/TAS

Uniting Green Synod of QLD

Ecochurches Synod of WA

Environmental Advocacy Synod of SA

The Five Leaf Eco Awards is an Australian ecumenical program that inspires and rewards faith communities for taking action to become more sustainable.