Is Ecology a Theological Issue? The World Council of Churches Promoting the Respect of Creation

  • Przemysław Kantyka The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Theology
Keywords: World Council of Churches; ecology; creation; responsibility; environment


The article aims to answer the question why ecology is also a theological question. The source of these inquiries are the documents of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Ecology is one of the theological issues, as long as the deliberations of the subject are based on theological anthropology, in which man is perceived as a collaborator of God in the deed of creation and as someone bearing moral responsibility for preserving the integrity of creation. Documents of the WCC contain deepen analyses of the considerable ecological threats facing the Earth as human habitat. On the basis of theological anthropology various WCC teams and commissions elaborate the position of the member Churches by means of many programs of studies.


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