Discussion and debate about climate change has been a feature of mainstream public discourse in Australia since the mid 2000s, discourse which has become highly politicised in the last several years.Some of Australia’s church denominations, congregations/parishes, church aid and development agencies, and ecumenical networks have spoken publicly about climate change and its implications for humans and God’s larger Creation, and have urged the churches and the broader society to mitigate climate change and its effects on the most vulnerable. Some congregations, parishes and individual Christians have also engaged with these issues.
Authors: Miriam Pepper, Ruth Powell, Nicole Hancock, Sam Sterland
Pepper, M., Hancock, N., Powell, R., & Sterland, S. (2014). Church attenders’ climate change attitudes, NCLS Research Fact Sheet 14020. Sydney: NCLS Research.