“I realized that the missionary task in its most complete sense could not be carried out without including environmental issues as part of a strategic agenda. Many, if not most, of the problems being experienced in the developing world today are fundamentally caused by environmental abuses. If the damage being done to the environment is not addressed as part our relief efforts, we will not succeed in ministering to those in need, no matter how sincere our efforts.”

Ed Brown, director of Care of Creation, an organization “pursuing God-centered response to environmental crises”, shares more about his reluctant journey from evangelism and preaching to environmental work: