Faith in a Changing Climate is a small group discussion resource developed by Susy Lee - author of Raising kids who Care.
To have small group conversations in church about climate change and its implications, so we can understand each other’s views and work together towards a faithful response.
Tearfund’s recent research begins with this statement:
God’s vision for a flourishing creation encompasses all people and the whole of creation. Yet, climate change is robbing the world’s most vulnerable of their peace and hope for the future. Now is the time for a new conversation about climate change and what it means for the Church.
The research found that:
Young Christians in Australia are increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change on their future and they want to see the Church doing more.
Tearfund’s hope is that this research will help us have good conversations in our churches, especially across different ages. Then we can be a voice of hope in our communities and around the world!
It will help your conversation to have Tearfund’s report with you as you talk.
Before you talk together, spend a couple of minutes reflecting on your own feelings using these prompts.
Pray for openness to others, clarity of thought, and guidance from the Spirit of God.
Let each member of your small group talk about climate change, without being interrupted.
Everyone should talk for at least one minute and no more than two – use a timer!
Now ask each other follow-up questions.
Work to understand someone who has expressed a different viewpoint to yours.