People of faith will join concerned citizens around the world to march in New York city to urge action on climate change. Planned for Sept. 21, the event has the support of more than 400 groups, many of them church and religious organizations. Learn more at LutheransRestoringCreation. (Photo by Takver, used by Creative Commons license.
A rabbi in the politically conservative state of Kansas is going from church to church and synagogue to synagogue to bring the message that global warming is real and that God’s people need to rally to do something about it. From USA Today.
The presiding bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Episcopal Church called a proposed federal rule on carbon emissions a “critical step toward safeguarding the lives and livelihood of future generations.” From ELCA News. (Photo © Jan Will – Fotolia.com)
Check out this excellent article by Ben Lowe in the current issue or Relevant Magazine. To read the entire article, you’ll need to register, but it’s well worth it. (Photo: William Warby, Creative Commons)
There’s a growing movement. Thousands of God’s people are fasting — going without food — on the first of every month to stand in solidarity with the poor and people who are suffering from climate change. Read about this movement and watch the video. Will you join them?
From Cool Harvest, a program of Interfaith Power and Light, comes a handy downloadable PDF booklet entitled “Thanking God with Integrity: Volume II Table Grace in a World Struggling with Climate Change.” No matter your stance on this issue, you’ll find this booklet well worth reading and sharing. (Photo: Shannon Patrick 17, Creative Commons)
Almost daily scientists find new evidence that human activity is altering the earth’s climate and threatening the future of life on earth. This succinct article from the United Church of Christ provides a good overview of the problem, why we care, and what we can do about it. (Photo by Takver, used by Creative Commons […]
Repenting from what it called the “sin” of fossil fuel, Union Seminary divested itself of stocks in energy companies. “Climate change poses a catastrophic threat. As stewards of God’s creation, we simply must act to stop this sin,” commented Union president Serene Jones. From Religion News Service. (Photo by Grant Rambojan, used by Creative Commons […]
When it comes to climate change, here is the moral narrative. What will your grandchildren’s grandchildren ask about why we, and why you, did not do what was necessary for them? Why were we so selfish and short-sighted? And here is the biblical and spiritual narrative: does care for God’s creation really allow us to exploit the earth and its resources for short term economic self-interest? Is that good stewardship and the humble worship of God? (Photo by Giuliano Maiolini, used by Creative commons license)
With flooding and other weather incidents across the UK, the Church of England said it will fight the “Great Demon” of climate change, which caused by burning fossil fuels. “Scientists warn about the damage we are creating but we do very little to mitigate the threat, or adapt to it,” said one church official. (Photo […]