Press Release: Global Evangelicals Side with Pope’s Concern for Climate Change

The Lausanne Creation Care Network, part of the Lausanne Movement that represents evangelical Christians in almost 200 countries, announced today its anticipation of, and gratitude for, the papal encyclical Laudato Sii on climate change and the environment due to be released Thursday by Pope Francis. “We evangelicals will be eagerly reading ‘over the shoulders,’ so to speak, of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to whom the letter is addressed,” said Ed Brown, director of the Lausanne Creation Care Network. “While there are small marginal groups within evangelical Christianity who are often quoted in the press in opposition to climate change action, almost all major global evangelical bodies including the Lausanne Movement have declared their commitment to care for God’s creation and to serve the poor affected by climate change impacts.”

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