The WEA Sustainability Center

... connects 600 million evangelical Christians around the globe with global efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Sustainable Development Goals)

... provides impetus for broader engagement of evangelical church communities and individual Christians around the globe to care for creation

... illustrates the diverse contributions to sustainable development made by evangelical churches around the world through their faith and practical action

Our Team

Matthias K. Boehning
Director

Dr. Chris Elisara
Associate Director

Lilian Kurz
Project Coordinator

Dr. Peirong Lin
Scientific Coordinator

Get to know our Team

Three facts about us

... attached to the Representative Office of the World Evangelical Alliance in Bonn
... part of the "Public Engagement" department of the World Evangelical Alliance
... closely linked to the "Creation Care Task Force" of the World Evangelical Alliance

Our office in Bonn

Located directly opposite the UN Campus in Bonn, the location of our Bonn office offers us ideal working conditions. Our premises consist of a representative reception area on the ground floor, a large conference room and our offices on the 1st floor. We look forward to every visit - come and have a look.

Why we exist

The Sustainable Development Goals / 2030 Agenda cannot be achieved without engaging religious organizations and communities. The United Nations and national governments have recognized this and have created various initiatives to cooperate with religious actors. The WEA will connect with the United Nations, governments and other (religious and faith-based) non-governmental organizations in order to contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

A specific task force on the environment, the WEA Creation Care Task Force (CCTF) works to equip evangelicals to care for creation and raises awareness on how to deal responsibly with the environment. The Task Force has produced valuable resources and built a wide network of partnerships. Using the new WEASC as a platform, the CCTF will engage with international organizations, governments and like-minded NGOs to help connect and leverage the capacities of evangelical creation care organizations for greater impact at national and global levels.

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We hope making lifestyle changes that are sustainable was among your resolutions for 2020 and we want to help and encourage you to be successful. Sign up for our Living the Change New Year's webinar on Jan. 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time)! http://ow.ly/4dOc50y0G3m

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, WEA’s Climate Ambassador, speaks in 20 minutes to 20 churches across Ontario, Canada on climate change and what you can do about it. It’s recorded so you can watch it too. http://ow.ly/FZDJ50xNPMp

How do Evangelical Christians tackle the climate crisis? What are they seeing, learning, praying and doing at Madrid’s 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 25? Join this webinar on Sunday 12/8/19: http://ow.ly/WsBy50xtwqN

This Saturday, 7/12, Christian organizations will bring the topic “Climate Change: #COP25Madrid and the Challenge for Our Churches” to the churches in the Madrid areas. Join! http://ow.ly/cmcy50xrt63

At #COP25Madrid, the next generation of evangelical leaders advocate for God’s creation supported by the Christian Climate Observer Program: http://ow.ly/p63o50xrsMX

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