Methodist Day in Peru will promote creation care

Aerial view of Lima, Peru, overlooking the sea
Lima, Peru, will be the site of a United Nations conference and Peoples' Summit calling for "climate justice." The Methodist Church of Peru will participate. Photo from

LIMA, Peru (UMNS) — In conjunction with the U.N. Lima Climate Change Conference and the People's Summit on Climate Change, the Methodist Church of Peru is promoting "Methodist Day" on Monday, Dec. 8. The program will include workshops, music, theatre presentations and a faith-based panel on "Caring for Creation."

The gatherings are part of efforts to replace the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 with stronger measures to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and take other steps to address the harmful effects of climate change on people around the world. The Methodist Church of Peru is among members of the World Council of Churches to participate in the People's Summit on Climate Change, an event organized by various civic, social, research and faith-based communities for Dec. 9-12.

Click here to read a World Council of Churches report on these efforts to bring about "climate justice."


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