The earth is ailing and human beings are responsible. This report explores the causes and consequences of human damage to the environment and suggests how Christians can respond. It argues that to perceive the earth as alien and inert matter to be exploited is fundamentally wrong. Human beings are part of God's one whole creation in which they have a unique role, as does every other bit of creation. Sharing God's Planet outlines: The development of thinking that permitted environmental disfigurement The levels and effect of human activity in the atmosphere, the water systems of the earth, the soil and the world of living organisms Biblical and theological perspectives to underpin a Christian ecological theology. This book contributed to the Synod debate on climate change in February 2005. It includes practical exercises, discussion points and activities for individuals and churches.