Climate talks limp over the line
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6
At Renew Our World, we believe worship is powerful. Worshipping God transforms our hearts and minds to be more like Christ. It inspires us to deepen our love and concern for our neighbours. Especially our neighbours suffering poverty and environmental disasters in the changing climate. As we worship our Creator, we join in God’s mission to renew all creation. God calls us to put justice at the heart of our worship.
Here are some suggestions for contemporary worship songs, traditional hymns and liturgical resources to help us worship God. Please use them as part of your Renew Our World worship service. We pray they will help us think about Creation Care through our worship.
These are worship songs that either directly or indirectly speak into creation and justice themes.
You can find a Youtube playlist of these songs here.
If you would like daily reflections sent to you throughout Creationtide you can sign up to the EcoChurch Southwest list. Participants will be sent a message every day with a biblical passage, prayer or reflection, questions and stories of creation care.
The Diocese of Guildford has also produced a liturgy for Creationtide which you can find here.
Have you hosted a Renew Our World worship service? Why not post on the Facebook page and let us know how it went?
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has brought together the world's leading climate scientists to release a major new report on the effects of climate change.