Saturday, February 20, 2010

Christians Tackling Climate Change and Peak Oil: Churches in Transition

by Sami Grover, Carrboro, NC, USA

The Churches in Transition initiative is a project of the interdenominational Christian Ecology Link, and is seeking to provide support and encouragement to Christians of all backgrounds and traditions who "hear the call to cut carbon emissions and prepare for increasing scarcity of oil."

The project was officially launched at the Christian Ecology Link's national conference in Scarborough, Yorkshire last weekend where 50 participants from across the Christian spectrum came together to explore the implications of climate change and peak oil. The group is encouraging individuals and churches to initiate 'ecocell' study courses in sustainable living.

It's good to see faith groups getting officially involved in this important community led initiative. Talk of "hearing the call to cut carbon" and "ecocells" may sound an awful lot like religion to atheist greenies like me, but that's the whole point. This is, after all, a religious group... read the full story on