Established in 1846, the World Evangelical Alliance is a network of national evangelical church alliances in 129 countries and over a 100 international evangelical organizations. The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) provides a worldwide identity, voice, and platform for more than 600 million evangelical Christians.
With a global backdrop of serious ecological challenges, growing awareness of the biblical mandate to care for creation, and an increasing need to provide leadership in this arena at a global level, the WEA decided to create the WEA Creation Care Task Force (CCTF) in 2012.
The Creation Care Task Force has a THREE PRONGED STRATEGY to assist the church to be the church caring for God's creation:
DISCIPLESHIP: Empowering Christians to love God, love people, and care for creation.
SOLUTIONS: Practical ways, tools, and programs to care for creation.
LEADERSHIP: Serving the global evangelical community and international bodies
that work on creation care issues such as the United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP), UN-Habitat, etc., through informed
and incisive leadership.
After several years of fruitful collaboration, the WEA Creation Care Task Force and Lausanne Creation Care joined together to co-lead one unified creation care network called the Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Network (LWCCN).
In 2019 the WEA launched the WEA Sustainability Center (WEASC) in the strategic “UN City” of Bonn, Germany. Led by Matthias K. Boehning, the overarching objective of the WEASC is to equip churches and congregations around the world to implement creation care on a daily basis, thereby becoming a strong, legitimate, and unified voice in global sustainability. As the leadership of the CCTF and WEASC work collaboratively their combined, integrated, and strategic efforts are advancing the effectiveness of the evangelical community to care for God’s gift of creation.
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
Renowned climate scientist, author, speaker, and evangelical Christian, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, is the World Evangelical Alliance's Climate Ambassador. A tireless worker, Dr. Hayhoe has been helping people around the world, and especially the church , to clearly understand and practically respond to our climate emergency with clear-eyed solutions. To learn more, including how to pray for Dr. Hayhoe, please go to this link.