This article by Sue White from the ABC discusses the growing movement in Australia of people from different faith backgrounds – including Christian – in connecting their beliefs with caring for the world.
Helen Yoo, from one Uniting Church in Sydney, explained how her beliefs was influencing her attitude towards the environment:
If you read Genesis, when God created the world it was good. If God believes there is intrinsic value in that, then who are we to decide our greed, lust for power, and superficial desire for consumer goods are more important?”
This article described some of the environmentally friendly ideas that two churches, Maroubra Junction Uniting Church and St Mark’s Anglican Church South Hurstville, have initiated in their congregations. Some of the things they’ve implemented are: mulching, grey water systems, solar hot water and a system for sharing possessions like an eco lawn mower.
The article also highlighted the growth in inter-faith responses to environmental care in Australia, for example, through the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change.