Climate Justice Session Five –  Groaning with Creation
Climate Justice Session Five – Groaning with Creation
Session five looks at our relationship with the whole of creation.

Session five looks at our relationship with the whole of creation and the incredible work of Christian Aid and its supporters.

Watch *your Story


This film sets the struggle for climate justice in the context of the many struggles for justice we have been through over the years.  What, if any, hope does this film give you?

*The story of all those ‘real people’ who have been Christian Aid over the years.

The passage: Romans 8: 18-25

Read the passage twice – have someone read it aloud and then individually in silence.

18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 19For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 20for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now; 23and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Discussion Questions

  1. What jumps out to you from this passage?
  2. List the verbs or action words in this passage. Reflect on this list together.
  3. What relationships are revealed through this passage?
  4. What resonance do we find in this passage as we consider our relationship with the whole of creation?


Build a prayer wall of hope where people can pour out their feelings in prayer to God. Find out more in the climate justice prayer resources page.