Protect the Earth that God Loves

by Björn Cedersjö – Christian Council of Sweden

In 2013 the Christian Council of Sweden (CCS) published a booklet as a response to the challenge of climate changes. The booklet was written by a small working group with representatives from the four church traditions that are parts in the CCS: Orthodox/Eastern, Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Baptist/Free Churches. Writing the text was a learning experience for the group, trying to unite around a common text in the understanding that differences could either be part of a wider and fuller picture or parts of theological reasoning that must be left un-reconciled. This paper presents the text and describes the process of discussion of alternative wordings.