Environment and Climate Justice
The Diocese of Bristol is committed to addressing the environmental challenges that our community faces and in November 2019 declared a climate emergency. As part of this the Diocese is working towards achieving a net zero carbon position by 2030.
Climate change may be the most serious issue ever faced by human communities. All forms of life across the planet are threatened and the poorest nations are set to suffer most, that's why this is a justice issue.
You can read the diocesan Environment and Climate Justice Policy below. Behind this the Diocesan Board of Finance has adopted a full implementation plan and parishes are encouraged to consider how the policy can be implemented locally.
The Diocese of Bristol affirms that stewardship of God’s creation, a just sharing of resources, and concern for the earth are fundamental biblical prerogatives, central to Christian mission and discipleship.
We acknowledge in humility and penitence the serious damage we are doing to creation and the urgent need for repentance, lament, sacrificial change and new ways of living.
We commit ourselves to meaningful action, taking Jesus as our example, who made peace by the shedding of his blood, and whose resurrection is the first fruits of a new creation, and we look forward to the day when all creation will be redeemed and reconciled to God. We note that we share this commitment with many others in our society and commit to creating connections with others in developing our response to this global challenge.
11 December 2019 In: Environment