WEA Statements on Creation Care
These statements represent the WEA’s official views on creation care.
2008 Statement on the Care of Creation
At the 2008 WEA General Assembly in Thailand, the globally gathered evangelical community ratified the WEA Statement on the Care of Creation. This statement represents the WEA’s core beliefs about creation care.
2009 Declaration on Creation Stewardship and Climate Change*
One year later in Kenya WEA’s Global Partner, Micah Network (now Micah Global), issued the Declaration on Creation Stewardship and Climate Change (2009) at Micah Network’s 4th Triennial Global Consultation.
2011 Cape Town Commitment
Toward the end of 2010, the global evangelical community convened once again, this time in Cape Town, South Africa where in partnership with the Lausanne Movement the Cape Town Commitment was produced. Finalized and published in 2011, this influential document includes several sections directly addressing creation care. These relevant sections can be viewed at this link.
2012 Creation Care Call to Action
One of the outcomes of the Cape Town Commitment was the 2012 Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel hosted by the Lausanne Movement in collaboration with the newly formed WEA Creation Care Task Force. This gathering in Jamaica of 60 evangelical creation care leaders from 23 countries produced the Creation Care Call to Action. The Call to Action can be signed as an individual, or on behalf of an organization, at this link.
2018 The Gospel and the Future of Cities: A Call to Action
The Gospel and the Future of Cities: A Call to Action statement was released at UN-Habitat’s 9th World Urban Forum (www.wuf9.org) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As witnesses to the enormous spiritual, social, economic, and environmental challenges posed by today’s rapidly urbanizing world–i.e., the world’s population currently living in cities will grow from 50% to 70-75% within 20-30 years–the intent of The Gospel and the Future of Cities: A Call to Action statement is to motivate and activate the whole church to more deeply understand, love, and care for cities and their inhabitants from God’s perspective, and to become better equipped and effective for urban presence, ministry, work, and witness.
The Call to Action can be signed as an individual, or on behalf of an organization, at this link
* To read more about the CCTF’s perspective on climate change click this link.
2020 The Evangelical Call to Action on Biodiversity
In September 2020 the United Nations held a special summit focused on the crisis of biodiversity loss. This prompted the WEA, Lausanne, A Rocha, and other evangelical organizations to write a statement explaining the biblical rationale for evangelical involvement in biodiversity conservation and a call for action by the global evangelical community. Read the statement at this link.