During the 21st c., our indifference to the gift of God’s creation has become increasingly apparent. Land degradation, deforestation, species extinction, water contamination, global toxification, climate alteration and cultural extinction are all examples of this neglect. In an increasingly connected world, we can no longer ignore the effect that environmental degradation is having on the human family and the home we share.
Christians should be on the forefront of active care for creation, as we are called by God to be stewards of the earth that has been entrusted to us. As environmentalism has become more mainstream, a shared, widespread concern is uniting people of all faiths and political persuasions to address the many challenges facing our environment. The greening of our collective consciousness can be seen as a sign of God’s redeeming hand at work.
The Imago Dei Fund seeks to support efforts that offer a uniquely Christian perspective on our responsibility to care for creation, work with others in this shared work, and have a particular priority on areas in which creation care intersects with care for the poor.