2018 Joint Statement on Climate Justice by Bishops’ Conferences
The heads of six continental bishops’ conferences have signed a rare joint statement urging political leaders to solve climate change.
The bishops’ call is clear: We call for ambitious and immediate action to be taken in order to tackle and overcome the devastating effects of the climate crisis. These actions need to be taken by the international community at all levels: by persons, communities, cities, regions, nations.
The bishops’ statement is aimed at world leaders who are preparing for a UN climate summit in Poland this December. We pray thanks for the bishops’ leadership. Now, it’s our turn to respond.
- The statement is here.
- It calls all of us to take action now to protect our common home from the crisis of global warming. It is being covered in the press, such as in this article.
- It is a powerful document, and we encourage you to read it in the light of our faith.