The Ash Wednesday Declaration was launched by Operation Noah, a British Group.  Our Anglican Environmental Network asked that it be distributed so that others might be encouraged to join in.  I present their statement with a link to the declaration.

Climate change and the purposes of God: a call to the Church

Operation Noah launched The Ash Wednesday Declaration on 22nd February 2012 at the start of the Christian season of Lent. The Declaration, written by Operation Noah’s theology think tank, challenges the church to realise that care for God’s creation – and concern about climate change – is foundational to the Christian gospel and central to the church’s mission.

Operation Noah see this Declaration as a call of considerable significance. It marks a definitive line for the church: if we are Christians these are key issues which we need to respond to – as individuals, as local churches and as a national Church.

Here you can:

  •  Read the full Text of the Declaration,
  • Download the Declaration in various forms (or order copies), and
  •  Sign the Declaration for yourself, your church or organization

If you are inspired to take this further, the Theology Resources section provides a wide range of theological resources to unpack the significance of this Declaration with bible study and sermons, while our For Churches section gives you ideas on how to introduce the Declaration and its significance to your church fellowship.

Just one idea for a Lenten focus!