Responding to Small Island Nations Imperiled by Human-Forced Climate Change: An Ethical Imperative for Christians
island nations are increasingly imperiled by larger nations that are emitting
most of the greenhouse gases, forcing changes in the global climate, and
causing catastrophic ecological and social problems. Among the most adversely
affected people are islanders who are suffering immense health, economic, and
cultural injustices that should be addressed at all levels of governance.
Leaders of Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic denominations have
been responding meaningfully to the plight of the small island nations by
drawing motivation from their theological traditions for mitigating the
problems and calling all Christians to act individually, collectively within
their parishes, and collaboratively in the public square.