Church of South India(CSI) is joining with WWF to celebrate Earth hour by switching off the lights on Saturday, 28th March 2015 between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm. WWF’s Earth Hour takes on its biggest challenge ever this year by strengthening focus on the globe's most stubborn environmental challenge – climate change. Climate change is not just the issue of the hour, it's a justice issue.
The ecological conservation is a mission mandate of CSI. We share a common earth with, and are not separate from, the rest of creation. Under climate change, nature has become “the new poor,” as vulnerable and expendable as poor human beings and communities have been. Everything we do has some effect on someone other than ourselves. We do not live our lives independently, because by natural and social institutions - like the family, neighbors, friends, community, etc - we are interrelated with others whether it is our desire to be so or not. It is our mission backed by divine vision to be sensitive to the happenings around.
CSI synod is requesting all people of good will to join with millions of people all over the world by switching of the lights for one hour. The lights may go out for one hour, but the actions of millions throughout the year will inspire the solutions required to change climate change.