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The Climate Crisis: How should Churches respond?

I MET David (not his real name) recently, at a Quaker organised conference on Christianity and climate change. In his mid-twenties, he is engaged to be married, but in the course of his talk, he told us that he and his fiancée Sinead had already decided not to have any children.

They simply could not countenance bringing a child into a world that is clearly headed for extreme suffering for millions, perhaps billions, of its inhabitants. Looking at the latest report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it’s hard not to admit the validity of their decision.

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Andrew Orr

Andrew Orr

is chairman of Eco Congregation Ireland, priest in charge of Youghal Union (Cloyne) and chaplain of Midleton College.