It's God's world...and everything in it

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it: for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. (Psalm 24)

We’re all in the same canoe - negotiating world climate directions at COP23

As I entered the UN Climate Talks, I immediately noticed the vibrancy and welcome (‘Bula’) of the Fijians who have presided over the negotiations. Their presence during these negotiations has been hard to miss as they have elevated the voices of small islands, the Pacific nations and all vulnerable countries urgently needing climate action.

Prayer at COP23

Prayer at COP23

I love our prayer room at COP23. It’s in a Baptist church ten minutes from the conference centre, where world leaders are meeting for the UN's climate talks, and it's inspiring.

We’ve used the Renew Our World prayer guide to set it up with different prayer stations for different aspects of climate change, like the refugees represented by the suitcase, or the toy plane for the accidental damage our lifestyles cause.

#WeAreStillIn - hope from USA

#WeAreStillIn - hope from USA

I’m sitting in the unofficial US pavilion at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn, thinking about the alternate dismal and hopeful

Archbishop Justin Welby urges world leaders to act on climate change

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Welby, is encouraging world leaders meeting for the latest round of United Nations climate talks to recognise the “urgent priority” of climate change.

Bonn in Germany is playing host to the UN COP23 global climate talks with representatives of most of the world’s governments discussing how they will meet the aims of the Paris Agreement.

Young people take action in Peru

Young people take action in Peru

Young people in Peru are driving the campaign in their country. Recently they gathered in Moyobamba, a city in the Amazon region of Peru, as part of Renew our World's 40 days of action leading up to the UN's climate talks next month.

In our prayers...

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God…

Philippians 4:6

 

What on Earth is COP23?

After 197 countries signed the historic Paris Agreement to tackle climate change, world leaders will reunite this November in Bonn, Germany, at the United Nations climate talks (COP23).
Who are Renew our World?

Who are Renew our World?

Who are Renew our World?

We're young people sold out for Jesus.

We're Christians from around the world with a passion to see God's kingdom burst out into our nations. To see an end to poverty, to halt climate change, and to break down structures of inequality in our everyday.

25,000 Australians sign offline petition

25,000 Australians sign offline petition

Good news! More than 25,000 Christians in Australia have signed the biggest faith-based, multi-electorate pen and paper petition in national history -- calling for stronger action on climate change.

God's Earth

We live in an amazing, wondrous and beautiful place. When we go about our day, we don’t very often grasp this. Most of our daily life is average and ordinary, at least on the surface of it. However, maybe we need to renew our approach to life to rediscover this sense of awe and wonder, even when we go about our everyday lives.

Why We Care

At this point it's impossible to ignore climate change. This is especially true for those of us living in poverty. The poorest countries are witnessing how the weather is changing and how people are suffering. Droughts and heatwaves have grown hotter and more intense. Farmers struggle to raise crops. Floods and typhoons are wiping out communities. For so many, asking whether or not climate change is real isn't the right question. The right question is how we stop it, how we survive it.