Religious Statements on Climate Change


Most religious communities have released statements on Climate Change and the need to care for Creation. The following list (organized alphabetically first by religion, then by denomination) demonstrates the unity within the religious community on these important issues.

Please let us know if there are any additional statements you would like to see included.

The following faith organizations have divested from fossil fuels:

Baha’i

Seizing the Opportunity: Redefining the Challenge of Climate Change

Buddhist

Ecological Buddhism, A Buddhist Response to Global Warming

Christian

Anglican Church of Canada, The Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada – A Pastoral Message on Climate Change

Baptist – A Southern Baptist Declaration on the Environment and Climate Change

Catholic – U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Statement on Climate Change

Catholic – Vatican on Climate Change

Church of the Brethren-Statement on Global Climate Change

Episcopal Church – Sustaining Hope in the Face of Climate Change

Evangelical Climate Initiative – Call to Action

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America – Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America – Issue Paper: Global Warming and Climate Change

Mennonite – Creation Care Network

Presbyterian Church USA -U.S. Energy Policy and Global Warming

Quaker – Earthcare Mission Program

United Church of Christ – A Resolution on Climate Change

United Methodist Church – Church Statement on Climate Change

Interfaith

Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change (IDCC)

Jewish

The (Yale) Forum on Religion and Ecology – Judaism and Climate Change

Muslim

Islam Faith Statement on Ecology

Unitarian Universalist

Unitarian Universalist – Threat of Global Warming/Climate Change

Additional Statements

The (Yale) Forum on Religion and Ecology