Within the newly published Green Protocol, the Church of South India (CSI) addresses and explains the most important terms, regarding climate change and sustainability. In clear and simple words and with great illustrations, they offer 12 ideas and guidelines on how to promote a more sustainable lifestyle for communities and for individuals. The following topics are covered in the document: energy conservation, water conservation, plastics, planting, constructions, fellowship lunch, dinner and tea, waste management, functions, farming, transportation, and printing. The Green Protocol is already having a major impact. Many newspapers and the United Nations Environment Programme have already reported on the CSI taking action.
Titel des Grünen Protokolls/ Cover of the Green Protocol (Picture: EMS/CSI)
Dokument Grünes Protokoll / Document Green Protocol (PDF: EMS/CSI)
You can download the whole document of the Green Protocol from the CSI here:
Inhalt des Grünen Protokolls / Content of the Green Protocol (Picture: EMS/CSI)
Statement of the Church
"The Church of South India [...] the only Church in India which has mentioned Ecology as a mission in its Constitution and in its Mission statement, emphasizes the message that Christians have a duty to protect God's creation. In the life and ministry of the Church, the CSI would like to promote sustainable development practices and to build power for change. [...] God the Creator designed the universe as interdependent and as a living organism and therefore her redemption is possible only by preserving (in some cases, retrieving) her dynamic and harmonious balance."
The CSI also talks about climate injustice and a clear North-South division. They demand "the developed countries to change their present development models" while setting a good example themselves.
Junior Coordinator EMS FRIENDS
It's great to see the children of tomorrow being heard and seen and action being taken against climate change.