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Climate anxiety 2: Listening to the Global South, alienation from creation, throwing pebbles into God’s river, and rediscovering lament

Following on from our discussion last week on the rise of climate fatalism, we discuss what an authentically Christian response to our environmental crisis would look like. How can we steer a middle path between complacency and despair? Does our different theology of the future change how we act on climate change? And, what can we learn from our evangelical forbears about how to live well in the face of potential climate catastrophe?

Excerpts from CS Lewis’s essay Living in an Atomic Age

Christian Aid’s climate change projects

A Rocha’s Eco Church scheme

The Christian Climate Alliance’s principles and values for Christian climate activism

‘The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis’ – 1967 essay by Lynn White

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