Welcome to The Pollinator! Here you will find items of interest submitted by members of the Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Network who are scattered across 130 countries. This material will fall into several categories:

  • Reports (events, initiatives, projects that have happened already).
  • Announcements and prayer (events etc. that are planned in the near future).
  • Opportunities (conferences, materials, resources that others may find helpful).
  • Resources (books, curriculum, tools that may be useful to you in your own work).
  • News (items from the general media related to creation care and the environment).

All of this material comes from people like you. Please send us your items – reports on what you have done, requests for prayer about upcoming activities, events you would like to invite people to attend. We will post everything we receive here that is related to creation care and will publish a selection in the Pollinator newsletter each month. Click here for guidelines and how to submit a news item.

Recent news stories:

John Stott Birding Day finds 1000 species

The annual John Stott Birding Day, sponsored by A Rocha International in partnership with eBird, found 123 participants from 19 countries spending a cumulative 293 hours in the field, and they recorded 1000 species of birds. And there was a photo contest. Check the details at the John Stott Birding […]

Animal welfare in India: Elephants and Plastic

Plastic waste is a problem around the world. This story from EcoWatch shows how it is affecting our most iconic wildlife as well as humans: In a new study published in the Journal for Nature Conservation, titled “Plastic ingestion in Asian elephants in the forested landscapes of Uttarakhand, India,” a team of scientists […]

Animal Welfare in the EU: “A Goal of Common Interest”

The JRI blog has a post this month by Dr Mariann Molnár, researcher, on farm animal welfare in the European Union that should be of interest to many Pollinator readers in that region (and elsewhere). A couple of excerpts: I have found that while farmers are directly responsible for the […]

Sir John Houghton Memorial Service

Two years ago near the beginning of the pandemic the world, and in particular the Creation Care family, lost a champion and a friend when Sir John Houghton left us. His memorial service was held only recently near his home in Wales, and the John Ray Institute (JRI) has an […]

Creation Care and the Arts: a big weekend!

Environment and creation care have long been on the agenda for scientists, journalists like Bill McKibben, the occasional theologian, and activists – many, many activists! We have long believed, however, that some of our most important allies in this cause would turn out to be our sisters and brothers in […]

LWCCN Global Campaign MENA Conference

The final conference in the Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Global Campaign for Creation Care and the Gospel, which has been running since 2012, will be held in the Middle East/North Africa Region in September: Creation Care and the Gospel:How can Christians and the Church respondto the ecological crises facing the world? […]

Taste and See: film documentary now screening

Five years after beginning the project, and two years after the first film was finished, the first instalment of Andrew Brumme’s pivotal film documentary series Taste and See is ready for viewing this weekend. Here at LWCCN we know Andrew quite well, and we love the idea of exploring food […]

The Climate Vigil album is here!

We’ve been talking about the new album of climate worship songs for several months now. The wait is finally over – the album officially “dropped” yesterday, and is now available at Climate Vigil or wherever you get your music. The album has 14 songs that are designed to be used […]

God in the Ordinary Podcast: Episodes featuring Creation Care leaders

God in the Ordinary is a twice-monthly podcast dedicated to the premise that “ordinary Christians are the perfect candidates to serve God.” Two of those ordinary (though we would probably use extraordinary) people recently interviewed include A Rocha leaders Brittany Michalski and Bob Sluka. Here are the details on each […]

Webinar May 6: Creation Care in a War Zone

We considered the general topic of trying to care for God’s creation in a time of war in last month’s Pollinator, and we would like to invite you to join us on Friday, 6 May 1200 UTC, for an extended discussion of this question, considering wars in both Ukraine and […]