For the Love of Creation is a national initiative that brings together faith bodies and faith-based organizations in Canada under a unified banner to mobilize education, reflection, action and advocacy for climate justice.
Canadian faith bodies and faith-based organizations have a long history of work in ecological conservation, environmental activism, and advocacy for climate justice. In 2019, a group of churches and faith-based organizations came together on a journey of reflection, dialogue, and discernment on how we could deepen our collective action on climate change and make a meaningful contribution to the climate movement in the next decade. For the Love of Creation was launched to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020.
Faith-based and Theologically Grounded
For the Love of Creation is open to all faith communities and faith-based organizations in Canada who wish to take meaningful action for climate justice.
For the Love of Creation recognizes that Indigenous peoples’ care of and relationship with the land, their experiences of resource extraction and climate change, and Indigenous rights, including the right to free, prior and informed consent, are central to climate justice. Indigenous knowledge and voices are integral to For the Love of Creation’s message.
Young people have been at the forefront of the climate movement, strongly advocating for change from world leaders. For the Love of Creation listens to young people, partners with them, and amplifies their voices.
In addition to those that have formally endorsed, there are a number of other organizations and churches who have joined us on this journey of reflection, dialogue and discernment. We are grateful for their support and contributions.
The Anglican Church of Canada | Primate and National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop | Canadian Religious Conference | Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) | Citizens for Public Justice | Congrégation de Notre-Dame | Congrégation de Notre-Dame, Visitation Province | Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland | Development and Peace-Caritas Canada | Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada | Faith & the Common Good | Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada | Franciscan Missionaries of Mary | Green Churches Network | Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception | Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice | KAIROS Canada | Martha Justice Ministry, Sisters of St. Martha | Mennonite Central Committee | Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice | Mouvement Laudato Si’ Movement – Canada | OMI Lacombe Province | OMI Notre Dame du Cap | Our Lady’s Missionaries | Presbyterian Church in Canada | The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) | Religions pour la Paix Québec – Interfaith Climate Action Committee | Scarboro Missions | Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception | Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions | Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul | Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada | Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto | The Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie | Sorrento Centre | The United Church of Canada | World Renew