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Season of Creation 2019

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Representatives of Christian churches are urging Christians to celebrate September as the “Season of Creation” in an effort to raise awareness about climate change.

1 September was proclaimed a Day of Prayer for Creation by the Orthodox in 1989 and repeated by Pope Francis in 2015.

The season takes us through to the feast of St. Francis on 4 October. Christians of all denominations and locations are invited to participate in an ecumenical Season of Creation.

“Everything is related, and we human beings are united as brothers and sisters on a wonderful pilgrimage, woven together by the love God has for each of his creatures and which also unites us in fond affection with brother sun, sister moon, brother river and mother earth” (Laudato Si’, 9).

 

Read the CRUX article Christians unite for “Season of Creation”

 

Joint message - Letter in support of the Season of Creation

On 5 June 2019 a joint message was released and signed by Leaders of Christian faiths in support of the Season of Creation.

“I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every
living creature . . . on earth.” (Genesis 9:9-10)

The letter is signed by: 

  • Bishop Marc Andrus, Episcopal Diocese of California
  • Rev. Ed Brown, Care of Creation and Lausanne Catalyst for Creation Care
  • Dr. Celia Deane-Drummond, Director, Laudato Si' Research Institute, Campion Hall, University of Oxford, UK
  • Msgr. Bruno-Marie Duffé, Secretary, Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
  • Josianne Gauthier, Secretary General, CIDSE
  • Rev. Norm Habel, Season of Creation Project, Adelaide
  • Bishop Nick Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, Chair of Church of England Environment Working Group
  • Fr Heikki Huttunen, General Secretary, Conference of European Churches
  • Dr. Hefin Jones, Executive Committee, World Communion of Reformed Churches
  • Metropolitan of Zimbabwe Serafim Kykotis, Greek Orthodox Archbishopric of Zimbabwe and Angola
  • Bishop Mark Macdonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, Anglican Church of Canada
  • Fr. Martin Michalíček, Secretary General, Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europae
  • Ms. Necta Montes, General Secretary, World Student Christian Federation
  • Sr. Patricia Murray, Executive Secretary, International Union Superiors General
  • Dr. Alexandros K. Papaderos, Advisor of the Ecumenical Patriarchates of Constantinople
  • Dr. Paulo Ueti, Theological Advisor & Latin American Regional Director, Anglican Alliance
  • Dr. Ruth Valerio, Director Global Advocacy and Influencing, Tearfund

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Dowload the PDF of the 5 June 2019 World Faith Leaders' letter for support of the Season of Creation

Visit the Season of Creation website to see how we can celeberate creation. 

Read WCC news article Global support grows for "Season of Creation" 

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