19 April 2010

A chance to make your voice heard on climate change

British Methodists are being offered the opportunity to make their views heard on climate change, as part of a new Church-wide consultation.

The consultation concerns the draft Methodist Conference Statement on climate change, entitled 'Hope in God's Future' and is now live online at www.methodist.org.uk/higf.

Once adopted, a Methodist Conference Statement is the official view of the Church on a particular matter. It is also referred to by key Church committees, such as the Faith and Order Committee, when deciding on related areas of doctrine.

"Climate change is an issue that affects all of us and is increasingly becoming a concern for many people around the world," said David Webster, Internet Communications Coordinator, who is leading the consultation process. "We hope as many Methodists as possible put forward their opinions, as we need a Conference Statement that reflects as much as possible the view of the entire Church on this important issue."

The results will determine recommendations to the Methodist Conference in 2011 on what shape the Statement should take, and is open to all Methodist church members and regular attendees.

For those without Internet access, the consultation is also available in print form. Copies can be obtained from the Help Desk at Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR or by calling 020 7486 5502.

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