“Every Sunday, we bring our waste to the Lord, so why not as a church bring our physical waste to the Lord at the same time,” said a pastor in a church in Accra, Ghana, running a plastic waste recycling program. Why is creation care essential for him? And why are creation care and climate change important for me as a Christian? Is there anything that we can do about it? Is there tension between the Christian narrative on action for creation care and the other narratives about fighting climate change? How are Evangelical churches building momentum after COP26 and ahead of future global gatherings?
To answer all these questions and more, Wissam al-Saliby and Joel Veldkamp interviewed Matthias Boehnig for Episode 14 of the Didomi Podcast. Matthias is the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Permanent Representative to the UN in Bonn and the WEA Sustainability Center director, also in Bonn (Twitter @mkboehning).
Wissam al-Saliby is the WEA Advocacy Officer in Geneva (Twitter: @walsaliby). Joel Veldkamp Head of International Communications for Christian Solidarity International (Twitter @JoelVeldkamp).
For more information on the episode's subject:
October 2021 Didomi Podcast interview with Dr. Chris Elisara, Director of the WEA Creation Care Taskforce
WEA Sustainability Center website
WEA SC webpage: #WhatCanWePrayFor
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Sound editing was done by Fabio Khoury Muller. Music was generously provided by artist C4C.