Understand the issues

Climate Justice and Theology

The Revd Simon Topping has written a series of six blogs looking at the theology of climate justice. Find them here.

Watch this excellent series of talks hosted by Bramhall Methodist Church where seven eminent scientists from a range of disciplines discuss how  their scientific knowledge informs how they pray for our planet. You may find this helpful as a resource for your church community to focus on in the run up to COP26.

Hope in God's Future 

hope-in-gods-future-cover-1120Hope in God's Future is a report and study guide to help individuals and local groups:

  • understand the position of The Baptist Union, The Methodist Church and The United Reformed Church on climate change
  • become aware of a vital connections between climate change and the Christian faith
  • transform lifestyles through studying, praying and acting on the issues
  • inspire others in the community to live in harmony with the whole of creation

The study guide offers the full text of the report, and questions to get you thinking, ideas for creative activities, inspirational prayers and worship, help and advice for leaders, and suggestions for group sessions (lasting one or two evenings or even a whole day).

You can download your copy here

The 2009 Methodist Conference adopted sections one to four of Hope in God's Future as a draft Conference statement. In Conference 2011 it was adopted as an official Conference Statement, and in 2020 additions were made to the resources list and other appendices to bring it up to date.

Read the 2007 Methodist Conference Resolution 'Caring for creation in the face of climate change' (Word doc)
For further information please contact Steve Hucklesby.

Perspectives from across the globe 

Among the Methodist Church in Britain partners, those in the pacific offer many resources and wisdom.  Read a reflection from the Revd James Bhagwan,  General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, and access a webinar here

For young people

The World Council of Churches has produced these resources specifically focussed on Children and Youth here