Since 2020, a small group of BC Lutherans embarked on a journey to explore how the Church should respond to the global warming crisis. CJAG determined that helping neighbours on a planetary scale is a spiritual issue rooted in our biblical faith and liturgical practices. As a group we believe that what the church does matters, and that in these critical years in the life of our planet, the Church must reign in its green house gas emissions, reduce consumption, live more simply, and advocate for poor and vulnerable communities that are most disadvantaged by the climate crisis.
CJAG is committed to explore what it means to respond faithfully to the climate crisis. It advocates for a green and just post-pandemic recovery and for ecological justice, and it encourages all parts of the BC Synod to engage and be a leader in this urgent work and to prioritize the safeguarding of God’s creation.
CJAG’s first liturgical actions were to promote the learning and activities of the Season of Creation, an international ecumenical observance sponsored by the Lutheran World Federation. It also proposed Synod-wide climate justice policies on transportation, plastics, and zero waste; these were adopted at the 2021 BC Synod Convention. CJAG has also organized several Zoom seminars to familiarize participants with examples of faith and hope in action.
Walking in faith, step by step, CJAG chooses concrete actions that build momentum for climate justice in the world. We trust God is with us. If you are moved to engage in this work, consider working with us. Together, we can continue to make a difference in this world God loves so much.