For Christians, doing something about climate change is living out our faith – caring for those who need help, our neighbours here at home or on the other side of the world, and taking responsibility for this planet that God has entrusted to us.
– Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Christian and climate scientist
Help us understand the church in BC’s attitudes on climate change!
Climate change is one of the greatest creation care issues and moral challenges of this century. Over 70% of Canadians agree that Canada needs to do better on climate change (Climate Outreach Canada, 2021). Meanwhile, Tearfund UK’s survey found that 9 in 10 young Christians in the UK were concerned about climate change but two-thirds of the respondents had never heard a sermon on climate change.
Help us put together a picture of the Christian church in Canada’s attitudes towards climate change.
We are Earthkeepers: Christians for Climate Justice, a grassroots, ecumenical group that’s been active in Metro Vancouver since 2015. Our group includes laypersons from diverse denominational and professional backgrounds, such as engineers, policy analysts, economists, and more — and what unites us all is living out a common vision of biblical ecology, love of neighbour, and climate justice.
We have created a short 5-minute survey to help us better understand church leaders’ knowledge of and attitudes towards climate change. Results from this survey will help us better serve the church community in Metro Vancouver in educating and engaging with Christians to act on climate change and care for creation.
If you have a leadership role at your church, you can help us by filling out the survey and sharing it with your colleagues. If you’re a church member, please share this survey with your church leaders and encourage them to fill it out. The deadline for completing the survey is at July 31st.