A common conception of justice underlies Pacific churches’ message on climate change

  • Philip Cass Unitec
Keywords: Bougainville, churches, climate change, Fiji, migration, Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Pope Francis, Tonga


This article presents an overview of the role mainstream  churches can play in mitigating the climate change crisis in the Pacific and their role in facilitating climate induced migration. It builds on earlier work by the author (Cass, 2018; 2020) with a focus on Fiji, Tonga and Papua New Guinea. Both Catholic and Protestant churches share a concern for the future of the planet based on the principles of economic, social and climate justice, which complement moral and ecumenical imperatives. The article examines what message the churches convey through the media and the theology that underlines them.


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CassP. (2020). A common conception of justice underlies Pacific churches’ message on climate change . Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 26(2), 88-101. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v26i2.1139