Today we are releasing The Gospel and the Future of Cities: A Call to Action statement at UN-Habitat's 9th World Urban Forum (www.wuf9.org) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where we have been attending and participating. As witnesses to the enormous spiritual, social, economic, and environmental challenges posed by today’s rapidly urbanizing world, where the world’s population currently [...]
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It's been a very busy fall not only leading the Urban Shalom Forum and the historic UN-Habitat Faith-Based Urban Shalom Forum, but also representing evangelicals at the Faith in Finance meeting in Zug, Switzerland in early Nov. The purpose of the meeting was to work on proactive faith-consistent ways and means evangelicals can invest in [...]
The UN-Habitat /World Urban Campaign Faith-Based Urban Thinkers Campus was an historic event and huge success. You can read a brief report at this link. Tim Costello delivers one of the opening keynote addresses. The incomparable Dr. Mary Nelson helps lead the UTC in her role as co-emcee. Lawrence Ko, [...]
More than a billion people – nearly one sixth of the world’s population – live without access to electricity. Another 3.04 billion people still rely on kerosene, wood, crop waste, dung, and other biomass to cook and heat their homes. Energy poverty has devastating impacts on community health, education, and economic growth, where as access [...]
The World Economic Forum invited Dr. Elisara to represent an evangelical perspective at an all-day workshop in July on Inclusive Bio-Innovation in Food and Agriculture: The Impact of Technology Democratization with CEO's and executives, academics, non-profit and foundations leaders, farm worker leaders, and other stakeholders from the global agriculture sector. Bio-innovation in agriculture is a vital issue [...]
Registration is now open for the WEA-CCTF co-hosted UN-Habitat Faith-Based Urban Thinkers Campus and Urban Shalom Forum Nov. 10-15, 2017 in Singapore. Click this link to learn more.
Dr. Elisara will be co-leading a symposium on creation care at the International Council for Higher Education's (ICHE) annual conference in Singapore in June. To present to all the university and seminary leaders in attendance over two days about how to incorporate creation care into the curriculum, student life, and within the administration is not [...]
On the first day of Lent Micah Global, along Tearfund UK, and other campaign partners, launched the Renew Our World--a global movement of Christians joining in prayer and action to help our world's poorest people to survive and be resilient in a changing climate. To learn more go to this link.
Every year on September 1st the Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, and Protestants of all stripes come together in unity to pray for God’s good creation. For a Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Network prayer guide go to this link.
In the lastest edition of Lausanne's online magazine, Lausanne Global Analysis, Dr. Ed Brown--co-leader of the Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Network--shares his perspective on the Paris climate change agreement and some of its implications for the evangelical church around the world. Click this link.