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.  If you are new to our community, click here to see our past monthly newsletters.

Recent news stories:

Launch of Faith for Cities Initiative 

The WEA Sustainability Center’s co-director, Dr. Chris Elisara, has launched a new initiative entitled Faith for Cities. This groundbreaking initiative, funded by the Templeton Religion Trust (TRT), is poised to harness the transformative potential of diverse faith traditions, collaborating with secular partners to champion urban development that fosters thriving communities for […]

World Economic Forum Report: Faith in Action

The World Economic Forum (WEF) will release a report entitled “Faith in Action” in January 2024 at Davos. This report focuses on how faith and business can collaborate to help in solving our global polycrises.  WEA Secretary General Thomas Schirrmacher is a member of the report’s advisory committee while Dr. […]

Growing interest in Creation Care in Germany

In Germany, congregations and groups from the Evangelical Alliance are showing an increasing concern for creation care. The awareness of ecological crises, and Christian publications on the topic provided an impetus for this. Among the publications was the 2022 book “FROMM + GRÜN” (pious + green), published by Thomas Kröck […]

Farewell to a creation care hero

Only three people have ever received honorary citizenship in Nepal. One of these was Sir Edmund Hillary, who (with Tenzing Sherpa) was the first to scale Mount Everest. The third was Colin Smith who devoted six decades to recording and describing the butterflies of this Himalayan country. Arriving from Britain […]

Job Opening: Creation Stewards International is seeking a Development Director!

Creation Stewards International (CSI) has developed training and discipleship programs in Africa that have been remarkably successful.  By teaching people how to restore their farms and forests, reversing land degradation, crop yields are increasing.  Farmers can grow enough food for their families, and their hope is being restored. The solution […]

Join the Rubbish Campaign!

In 2023 and 2024, global leaders are negotiating a treaty to ban plastic waste. Renew Our World, a global coalition for justice and creation care including Tearfund, A Rocha and many national partners, is spearheading a campaign to put pressure on our political leaders to act on plastic waste. While […]

Lambeth Call: Resources and Aids

We share with you a helpful resource—of bible studies, thoughtful reflections, and a recorded webinar—from our friends at the Anglican Alliance and Green Anglicans. This is part of the Lambeth Call for the Environment and Sustainable Development, published by the Anglican Communion, following 2022’s Lambeth Conference. The call offers a […]

Would you care in “Making a World of Difference?”

We bring you news from our friends at Tearfund/Renew Our World! There is an exciting new resource, with our very own Revd Dr Dave Bookless as the lead author. Note that they are looking for co-publishers in translating and publishing this for wider reach and use! “We’re launching Making a […]

An LWCCN Webinar on Plastics: Blessings or Curse?

Are you curious and concerned about the global issue of plastic? Join the Lausanne / WEA Creation Care network (LWCCN) for a public webinar on this! The webinar is part of a series exploring theological and practical aspects of creation care. Join the conversation on “Plastics: Blessings or Curse?” Time: 14.00 […]