The Bible and the SDGs – Social Media Campaign
(Bonn, 23.09.2020) On September 8th, the global social media campaign “The Bible and SDGs” has officially started. It will run until September 25th and ends with an interactive webinar. At the webinar, the author of the theological reflections on the SDGs, Dr. Jay Matenga, and the WEA climate ambassador Katharine Hayhoe will speak and interact with participants.
The global campaign “The Bible and the SDGs” is a joint campaign of different departments within the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). The WEA Creation Care Task Force, the WEA Sustainability Centre, the Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Network, the global campaign Renew our World and the Church of Pentecost in Ghana are involved in this campaign.
The campaign combines the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the biblical foundation on creation care and stewardship. The campaign aims to inspire and empower Christ’s followers to think biblically about sustainability and to commit themselves accordingly to save our planet. The campaign runs concurrently with the Season of Creation and the SDG Action Month of the Global SDG Action Campaign by the United Nations. The Season of Creation is a worldwide ecumenical celebration of prayer and action for the protection of creation. It runs from September 1 to October 4.
Through the Bible and SDGs Campaign, churches and congregations are empowered to implement creation care on a daily basis and thus become a strong, legitimate and united voice in global debates on sustainability.
The campaign will also help to raise awareness among the global sustainability community that evangelicals are committed to the integrity of creation and want to actively participate in the implementation of SDGs.
You can support the campaign by using the hashtag #BibleSDGs in the social media on a daily basis, and by highlighting links between the Holy Scripture and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) between September 8th and 25th.
If you are interested in participating in the final webinar on September 25 at 14.30, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your participation!
Downloads und Links:
- Sustainable Development – A Shalom Kingdom of God Biblical Priority (pdf)
- Images of the campaign goals (Goal 5, Goal 13, Goal 14)
- Banner of the campaign (png)
- Website of “The Bible and SDGs” of the WEASC: https://wea-sc.org/en/biblesdgs
- Website of Season of Creation: https://seasonofcreation.org
- Website on the SDG Action Month: https://act4sdgs.org