About


The Lausanne Creation Care Network exists to empower Christian individuals and churches all over the globe to take action on creation care.

History

At the Cape Town Commitment of 2010, Lausanne Movement world leaders included a strong statement on creation care. It reads:

“We are also commanded to care for the earth and all its creatures, because the earth belongs to God, not to us. We do this for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ who is the creator, owner, sustainer, redeemer and heir of all creation…If Jesus is Lord of all the earth, we cannot separate our relationship to Christ from how we act in relation to the earth. For to proclaim the gospel that says ‘Jesus is Lord’ is to proclaim the gospel that includes the earth, since Christ’s Lordship is over all creation. Creation care is a thus a gospel issue within the Lordship of Christ. The Cape Town Commitment II-B-6, I-7

In 2012, Ed Brown was appointed the Lausanne Senior Associate of Creation Care. In November of 2012, 53 delegates from 25 countries convened in Jamaica to decide what the Lausanne Movement needed to accomplish next in order to care for creation. While the Jamaica Consultation was happening, Super Storm Sandy tore through the Caribbean and up the East Coast of the United States, providing a stark reminder that creation care is a matter of life or death. Together, the delegates wrote the Jamaica Call to Action, which outlines 10 specific steps that must be taken, along with an urgent call to prayer.

The Lausanne Movement, in partnership with several Christian creation care organizations including Care of Creation, A Rocha International and World Evangelical Alliance, set out to bring the Jamaica Call to Action to life. A document is useless if it doesn’t spur action! With hundreds of people and institutions all over the world symbolically signing the Call to Action, it made sense to start a series of regional conferences to mobilize and encourage creation care in every area of the globe.

The ultimate goal: to kickstart and reinvigorate national creation care movements in 30 countries in five years. We named it the Lausanne Global Campaign for Creation Care and the Gospel .

In March 2014 we began the Global Campaign in Southeast Asia, meeting in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines. Over 90 people from nine countries participated in discussions, issue-specific breakout sessions, and national planning meetings. At the conclusion, everyone signed the Jamaica Call to Action.

Today

Everyone who signs the Jamaica Call to Action or attends a Creation Care and the Gospel Conference is considered part of the Lausanne Worldwide Creation Care Network. We collaborate and stay connected through a monthly newsletter and an online forum.
The Global Campaign has just begun–we have three conferences planned for 2015, and another three or four in 2016. Please contact us to find out when we are coming to your area.

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