29 Oct 2012 · 02 Nov 2012
St Ann, Jamaica
The Lausanne Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel met from 29 Oct – 2 Nov 2012 in St Ann, Jamaica, to build on the creation care components of The Cape Town Commitment. We were a gathering of theologians, church leaders, scientists, and creation care practitioners; 57 men and women from 26 countries from the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Oceania, North America, and Europe.
We met under the auspices of the Lausanne Movement in collaboration with the World Evangelical Alliance, hosted by a country and region of outstanding natural beauty, where we enjoyed, celebrated, and reflected on the wonder of God’s good creation. Many biblical passages, including reflections on Genesis 1 – 3, Psalm 8, and Romans 8 informed our prayers, discussions, and deliberations on the themes of God’s World, God’s Word, and God’s Work.
Our consultation immediately followed Hurricane Sandy’s devastation of the Caribbean and coincided with that storm’s arrival in North America; the destruction and loss of life was a startling reminder as to the urgency, timeliness, and importance of this consultation.
Read and sign the Call to Action which resulted from the Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel, available in the following languages: