The Church and Ecological Justice
Published 2017 | 92 Pages | ISBN 978-1920620-22-6
Climate change is the most urgent "Sign of the Times". The injustice in our economic systems is at the root of this and other environmental challenges, destroying God's creation and leading to the widespread impoverishment of people and communities.
In working for ecological
justice the church must act both in "greening" itself - setting a good
example in its own ministry and mission - as well as in responding to
the life threatening issues facing the planet.
Andrew Warmback is rector of St Paul's Anglican Church, Durban. This
book arises out of his work in and with local churches. Andrew's writing
on the environment has been published in academic journals, as chapters
in books as well as in various church publications.
Who can stop the destruction of God's earth? We can: You and you and
you, and I. And it is not just that we can stop it, we have a
responsibility to do so. It is a responsibility that begins in the
genesis of humanity, with God commanding the first human inhabitants of
the Garden of Eden, "to till it and keep it". - Archbishop Emeritus
- Andrew Warmback