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Why does Tearfund work on climate change and clean energy?
God created the world and all that is in it (Psalm 24:1). Throughout scripture we are reminded that God created the world for his purposes and we have a responsibility to take care of it. Jesus challenged the people, systems and structures that created injustice in his day. Our faith is a response to the good news of the gospel and it demands a response in the way we live. This includes challenging the systems and issues that keep people trapped in poverty, including climate change.
Loving our neighbours: ‘Love does no harm to its neighbour’ (Romans 13:10). We need to recognise our connection with poor people, who are the ones suffering the most from climate change. We should demonstrate our love and concern by taking action personally and politically to tackle the problem.
Acting justly: ‘And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God’ (Micah 6:8). It’s an injustice that the poorest communities are hardest hit by climate change when they’ve contributed the least to the problem. We must campaign for justice in a changing climate.