“…so that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.” –Romans 1:12
During the Southern Asia Initiative, we are focusing on 4 issues from the region: climate change, rights of religious minorities, human trafficking, and Dalit human rights. The video bible study below offers a brief look at climate change in the region and how partners are responding. We encourage you to use the videos and accompanying discussion questions to begin your exploration of these issues.
Watch the video, then read the scripture below and reflect on how this applies to the video. Finally, answer the reflection questions below.
"How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number living things both large and small. (Psalm 104:24-25)
Through him all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made." John 1:3
- Have you seen the effects of climate change in your city, state, or region?
- Have you ever thought of Bangladesh or other countries in Southern Asia as places experiencing the effects of climate change? Why or why not?
- Why do you think the CCDB has decided to focus on this issue?
- What does the Church have to say about why we should care for the planet?
- The Christian Church of Sumba is training families from rural villages in Indonesia on organic farming methods.
- The Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh is working with agricultural communities on how to implement new and innovative methods in order to adapt to changes in the climate.
Other Video Bible Studies in the series: