Simplicity, good stewardship and concern for the powerless are long-running themes in the Mennonite tradition. Below are some of the intentions Mennonites have named as environmental problems increasingly shape current events:
2013 – Creation Care Resolution, Mennonite Church USA
A resolution calling all congregations to study creation care within their own context and act on their learnings.
2007 – Faith and Life Committee Affirmation, Mennonite Church Canada
“Mennonite Church Canada believes that God longs for the well-being and health of the whole world, for all of creation is bound together and belongs to God, who has created and who preserves all things. Our concern for faithfulness and discipleship should also lead us to care for creation. Mennonite Church Canada believes that God is calling us to commit ourselves to discern the paths of faithfulness to be good stewards of the earth.”
2007 – Green Assembly Resolution, Mennonite Church Canada Abbotsford 2007
“Whereas the earth is an expression of God’s love and Christ calls us to be stewards of God’s precious handiwork, be it resolved that Mennonite Church Canada develop guidelines to reduce the consumption of energy and other resources when planning future assemblies.” Moved by Dave Neufeld. Seconded by Stan Olson. Carried.
1995 – Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective See articles 5, 6, 21, 22, 24.1977 – Christian Stewardship of Energy Resources. Adopted by the General Conference Mennonite Church.
1989 – Stewardship of the Earth: Resolution on Environment and Faith Issues, adopted by Mennonite Church General Board and General Conference Mennonite Church General Board.
1984 – Statement on the Christian and the Environment, adopted by Mennonite Central Committee Canada
1977 – Christian Stewardship of Energy Resources, adopted by the General Conference Mennonite Church.
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