Poland - Polish Ecumenical Council protecting creation
For the first time in the history of Polish Christianity, all representatives of the Polish Ecumenical Council, together with the president of the Bishops' Conference of Poland, signed a document on the protection of creation.
The text, in the form of a letter, contains both some general theological affirmations and more practical recommendations. Signatories to the document invite their readers, considered as collaborators of God in the work of creation, to redefine their attitude towards the natural environment and more generally the question of 'the living.'
In the letter, they underline a fundamental link between the paschal mystery of Christ and this necessary change of lifestyle. The Church leaders point some areas of necessary vigilance both at the political and individual levels. They invite the government and local authorities to take a renewed initiative in four domains: waste management, forestry and biodiversity protection, transformation and conservation of food, and international maritime politics. To read more: Read more...