Considering and caring for our environment is central to the aims of CiS, ‘to stimulate responsible Christian attitudes and action towards care for the environment’.
The links below explore how and why this is important not just to scientists, but to the wider Christian community.
- CiS’s response to the Pope’s Encyclical, Laudato si, by Prof Euan Nisbet, CiS Trustee
- “Thinking About…Creation Care” by Ghillean Prance
- A Burning Issue: Christian Care for the Environment (pdf; Dec. 2006)
Prof Bob White
- Why should Christians care for the planet? (pdf)
Prof Bob White.
- Is Religion Bad for the Environment? (pdf)
- What is Genetic Engineering? (pdf, from 2001)
Prof Derek Burke
- Why is there such a fuss about the genetic engineering of crops? (pdf, from 2001)
Prof Derek Burke
- Will genetic engineering help feed the world or not? (pdf, from 2001)
Prof Derek Burke
- ‘Gardening’ with God [pdf, 398K] Sir John Houghton, CBE, FRS. Physicist.
- The Dying Planet?[pdf, 480K] Professor Sir Ghillean Prance FRS. Biologist.
- ASA environment articles
- Climate Change Controversies: A simple guide from the Royal Society
- ‘Be joyful though you have considered all the facts’: the Bible and creation care
A lecture given by Dr Jonathan Moo at the 2012 CiS Residential Conference
Audio (mp3 7.7MB)
- Christians and bio-diversity: why theology matters to tree frogs
A lecture given by Rev Peter Harris at the 2012 CiS Residential Conference
- Are natural disasters acts of God?
A lecture given by Professor Bob White at the 2012 CiS Residential Conference
- The non-political truth about climate change and a Christian response
A lecture given by Professor Katharine Hayhoe at the 2012 CiS Residential Conference
Audio (mp3 7.2MB)
CiS – Faraday lectures:
- Preserving Biodiversity: Is there a Biblical Reason?
Sir Ghillean Prance
- Global Warming: The Science, the Impacts & the Politics
Sir John Houghton
- Articles from John Ray Initiative (JRI)
- A Rocha Resources
- Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies Provides university level courses
- 12 Modules for Churches from Eco-Congregation Scotland
- 12 Modules from Eco-Congregation
- Green Jesus: responses by Christians in different professions to the question how they follow Jesus today in the light of climate change.
- Living Lightly, a simpler, greener lifestyle commitment from A Rocha, UK.
- John Ray Initiative is an educational charity that develops and communicates a Christian understanding of the environment.
- Evangelical Environmental Network.
- Society, Religion and Technology Project of the Church of Scotland (SRTP)
Looking at the ethics of technology for a New Millennium.
- Promise Consulting: environmental and waste management consultancy, with comprehensive list of environmental/Christian links.
- Climate Stewards.
- Tear Fund: Climate change pages.
- European Christian Environment Network, Brussels, Belgium.
- The Religious Education and Environment Programme (REEP): promoting links between religions and the environment and specialising in work with schools via the internet.
- Read and affirm the Evangelical declaration on the care of creation from the Evangelical Environmental Network in the US.
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Geneva, Switserland.
- United Nations Environment Programme.
- Climate Care , a carbon offset scheme.