Pope and Patriarch: A Common Declaration for a Shared World is a commentary from Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis. This article discusses the cooperation between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Church on caring for creation. Rev. Dr. Chryssavgis stated, “The way we treat the earth is reflected in the way that we pray to God. Walking on this planet and kneeling in church are tantamount to the same thing.” To read the entire article, click here.
In 1989, Patriarch Dimitrios I of the Greek Orthodox Church issued a statement on concern for the environment. Like many other faiths, he cited the messages and teachings of the Bible, saying that man was intended to be the steward of nature. To raise awareness for environmental causes and stewardship, September 1st of each year since 1989 has been dedicated to preserving and praying for the environment. To read the full statement, click here.