Resources: Papers and briefings

Response to GWPF briefing on papal encyclical

Posted in: Theology
Resource type: Papers and briefings

“Well-meaning but somewhat naïve”? Bishop David Atkinson has provided a detailed critique of the GWPF (Global Warming Policy Foundation) briefing paper: The Papal Encyclical – a critical Christian response by Bernard Donoughue and Peter Forster. (First published on the John Ray Initiative website and reproduced here with their permission).

Download Bishop David’s briefing paper.

Scepticism and climate change briefing

Posted in: Campaigning, Communicating climate change
Resource type: Papers and briefings

Conveying the complexity of climate change and how we must respond is challenging. It can present an unwelcome and scary scenario that people feel ill-equipped to respond to. It can sometimes be easier to deny that climate change exists rather than take responsibility for the reality that is being presented by science. This briefing provides further insight and tips for dealing with climate sceptics. Read more

Climate Justice briefing

Posted in: Campaigning
Resource type: Papers and briefings

We can’t talk about climate change without understanding the implications for humanity and the planet as a whole – as a matter of justice. This short briefing discusses this topic and includes further resources. Read more

Politics briefing

Posted in: Campaigning
Resource type: Papers and briefings

A short overview of why politics matters, key UK policy on climate change, international climate negotiations and the role of civil society and the Christian community.  Read more

Climate Change and the Gospel

Posted in: Theology
Resource type: Papers and briefings

Why are we in the Christian church so slow in responding to the most important moral issue of our generation: climate change? Bishop David Atkinson’s paper explores the Christian gospel and why we in the churches need to treat climate change more urgently.

Download the paper Climate Change and the Gospel.

Climate science briefing for Christians

Posted in: Science
Resource type: Papers and briefings

Science is crucial to an informed faith; Christian faith gives a firm motivation for scientific exploration. Operation Noah has produced this science briefing for Christians outlining the basic science of human-induced climate change.

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