Canadian Ecumenical Document Embraces Christian Concern for Environment

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Canada’s two largest churches, which represent two-thirds of Canadian Christians, have come together and declared that climate change and ecological degradation are central concerns for Christians. The declaration is found in, “The Hope Within Us,” a document released on July 23rd from the Roman Catholic-United Church of Canada Dialogue in Canada.

“We claim that the divine presence permeates all creation, holds all together in a dynamic relationship and calls us beyond our human-centered perspective into a consciousness that affirms and respects all life and all creation,” it said. “The acceleration of our technology, the rapacious ethic of progress and the greed of our economic and political systems are today wreaking havoc upon the environment and humanity.”

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