National Religious Coalition on Creation Care

“The Earth is God’s and all that is in it; Thou shall not destroy the Earth nor despoil the life thereon.”

Our Purpose

“The Earth is God’s and all that is in it; Thou shall not destroy the Earth nor despoil the life thereon.”

This phrase emphasizes the four key tasks of the NRCCC:

  • summarizing human responsibility to God to care for the land and all that is in it;
  • providing a moral test of whether or not an action is right before God;
  • establishing an easily communicated spiritual and religious basis for a sustainable and just society, and
  • revealing a vision of how society must transform its attitudes in order to integrate itself into the ecosystem of the planet.

The NRCCC's Religious Declaration of Unprecedented Human Emergency

The climate change problem we face today is unlike any previous challenge confronted by society because it is largely irreversible “for 1,000 years after emissions stop” with “profound impacts on global climate, ecosystems and human societies for the next ten millennia and beyond.” The shocking truth is that decisions we make now could, in the words of climate economist Ross Garnaut, “haunt humanity until the end of time.” Nuclear war, while also irreversible, is only a possibility. Human-induced climate change is underway now, and its impacts are greater and more extensive than scientific models predicted. We will significantly alter the future of civilization as we know it and may eventually cause its collapse if we continue down this path….

A 20-Year History

Since 1999, Christians and Jews have come together annually to represent their environmental positions before Congress, the White House and other government agencies.

With an initial focus on religious responsibility to conserve and protect our national forests, our mission has expanded to encompass climate change, protection for endangered species, wilderness preservation, ending mountain-top removal, and protection of national parks from commercial developments.

Learn more about our rich history here

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