The 2004 General Conference of The United Methodist Church called for the Council of Bishops to publish new documents and a study guide similar to the Council's landmark call in 1986, In Defense of Creation: The Nuclear Crisis and a Just Peace. This is the council's response to the General Conference action (The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church 2004: "Replace In Defense of Creation with new Document and Study Guide").
God's Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action
A Pastoral Letter from the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church
Bishop's Pastoral Letter - November 2009