Web Resources

A Rocha International:  Christians involved in conservation and environmental issues in over 20 countries, including Canada, the U.K., and the United States.  Great resources for local churches interested in getting involved in environmental issues from a Christian perspective.

The Evangelical Environmental Network seeks to educate, inspire, and mobilize Christians to care for God’s creation and to be faithful stewards of God’s provision.  Their Evangelical Declaration on the Care of Creation is a great study tool for churches.

“‘Laudato si’ (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home,” is Pope Francis’ encyclical aimed to inspire everyone – not just Roman Catholics – to protect the Earth.  Pope John Paul II (Centesimus annus #37-38) and Pope Paul VI (Octogesima adveniens #21) encouraged similar environmental concern.


Badke, W.B.  Project Earth:  Preserving the World God Created.  Portland: Multnomah.  1993.

Bouma-Prediger, S.  For the beauty of the Earth:  A Christian Vision for Creation Care.  Grand Rapids:  Baker.  2001.

Bell, Colin Chaplin, Jonathan White Robert (eds),  Living Lightly, Living Faithfully (electronic versions).  Cambridge:  Faraday Institute.  2013 (free electronic download)

Bookless, David.  God doesn’t do waste.  London:  IVP.  2010.

Bookless, David.  Planetwise:  How to care for God’s World.  London:  IVP.  2008.

Harris, Peter.  Under the Bright Wings.  London:  Hodder & Stoughton.  1993.

Kirk, J.E. and Kirk, D.R.  Cherish the Earth:  The Environment and Scripture.  Scottsdale, PA:  Herald.  1993.

Livingstone, David, DeWitt, Calvin, and Wilkinson, Lorne.  “Eco-myths: | Don’t believe everything you hear about the church and the environmental crisis.”   Christianity Today.  June 27, 2001.

Marlow, Hilary.  Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.  2009.

Martin, Bruce. “Sustainable Development and the Kingdom of God.”  Missio Dei.  Volume 4, 2014.

Martin, Bruce  “Lord of Lark and Lightning:  Reassessing Celtic Christianity’s Environmental Ethic.”  The Journal of Religion and Society.  July 2004.

Martin, Bruce.  We Live in God’s Art Gallery.  A Rocha Canada News January 2000.  Pp. 1-2.

Northcott, M.S.  The Environment and Christian Ethics.  London:  Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Silvius, J.E.  “Bald Eagles and Babies: The case for compassionate conservationism.”  Christianity Today.  June 27, 2001.

Snyder, H.A.  “Why We Love The Earth:  Our belief in a Creator, not crisis scenarios, drives our environmental concerns.” Christianity Today. May 15, 1995.

Spencer, N, and White, B.  Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living.  London: SPCK.  2007

Tillett, S.  Caring for Creation.  London:  Bible Reading Fellowship.  2005.

Wilkinson, D.  The Message of Creation.  Grand Rapids:  Inter Varsity.  2002

Wilkinson, L. and Wilkinson, M.  Caring for Creation in your own Backyard.  Vancouver, BC:  Regent College.  1998

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