The WEA features two dedicated entities active in the field of global environmental and sustainability efforts:
(1) the Creation Care Task Force (CCTF) which assists evangelical Christians to care for creation and
(2) the WEA Sustainability Center (WEASC) which (a) inspires and empowers followers of Christ to exercise leadership on all levels of sustainability efforts and (b) equips churches and congregations around the world to implement Creation Care on a daily basis and thus become a strong, legitimate, and unified voice in global debates on sustainability.
The WEA has published numerous statements and declarations on environmental issues in the past, such as
- the 2008 Statement on the Care of Creation (Thailand),
- the 2009 Declaration on Creation Stewardship and Climate Change (Kenya),
- the 2011 Cape Town Commitment (very influential document which includes several sections directly addressing creation care) and
- the 2012 Creation Care Call to Action (Jamaica, produced during a gathering of 60 evangelical creation care leaders from 23 countries).
On 13-15 September 2017, the World Evangelical Alliance Creation Care Task Force, along with partners – the Urban Shalom Society (USS), the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), and the Singapore Centre for Global Missions (SCGM) – convened the first ever UN-Habitat/World Urban Campaign Faith-Based Urban Thinkers Campus in Singapore (55 participants from 15 countries and 32 organizations). As a follow-up, the statement “The Gospel and the Future of Cities: A Call to Action” was released at the UN-Habitat 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur in February 2018. In October 2018 WEA participated in the World Urban Campaign.
In 2018 the Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Network organized regional conferences/consultations in South Africa (19-23 February 2018) and in Australia (23-27 April 2018) in order to cultivate a global evangelical creation care movement.
Recent press releases on environmental and sustainability-related issues featured the following topics:
- “Taking Responsibility as Evangelical Investors: WEA Discusses Faith-Based Investment Guidelines” (21 September 2018, including the statement that WEA will “recognise the value of creation and our responsibility to care for and restore our natural environment”),
- “WEA Presents “Gospel and the Future of Cities: A Call to Action” at the 9th UN World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur” (16 February 2018, including the statement that “the world is facing a period of rapid urbanization which is exacerbating serious social, economic, cultural, ecological, and spiritual challenges”).