Posts Categorized: Climate Change

The Earth is the Lord’s: new policy from the General Assembly

Another new policy on engaging with issues of climate change–through preaching, embodying, advocating and proclaiming eco-justice– passed last month by the General Assembly environment committee and then by the General Assembly itself is below. In support of our congregations to preach, embody, advocate and proclaim this moral imperative, we are partnering with Blessed Tomorrow, a… Read more »

New Environmental Policies passed by the PC(USA) General Assembly

For the first time, General Assembly had an entire committee devoted to Environmental Issues. This committee learned about, discussed, and gave advise to the plenary around topics such as: environmental racism, preaching and teaching about climate change and other environmental concerns, the Precautionary Principle, carbon pricing (fee and dividend), and the most debated and crucial… Read more »

Faith Advocates React to Paris Agreement Decision

Voices from people of faith in the United States as well as around the world continue to support climate change policies and particularly the Paris Agreement. These strong statements come in the aftermath of  President Trump’s announcement in early June that he would pull the U.S. out of the international agreement. An article published by… Read more »

Executive Order Dismantles Climate Protections

The General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for decades have passed policies that share concern for God’s creation, our obligation to be good stewards of the natural world, and our role in reducing energy dependence, promoting renewable and sustainable energy use, and otherwise caring for the earth. In the last few months, President Trump… Read more »

Reflections on Climate Talks in Marrakech

By Bee Moorhead, Executive Director of Texas Impact and Presbyterian representative to the United Nations climate talks in November 2016   So much has happened since November, it’s hard to imagine that just eight weeks ago I was in Marrakech, Morocco, watching as world leaders discussed next steps in the international effort to limit and… Read more »

Faith Groups Present Ecumenical Patriarch Statement to COP 22

Photos and content provided by Rev. William Somplatsky-Jarman, former Coordinator for Mission Responsibility Through Investment and long-time member of the WCC presence at United Nations COPs. Bill is reporting from the UNFCCC COP22. Yesterday in Marrakech, Morocco, as the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of the Parties (COP) 22 nears an end,… Read more »

Youth at the COP 22: Closing the “Passivity Gap”

By Oona Moorhead, one of the observers with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of the Parties (COP) 22, in Marrakech, Morocco. Oona is a high school student from Texas. Oona Moohead, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), at COP 22 in Marrakech One out of every six people is… Read more »

Reports from United Nations climate talks

“World leaders and government officials from nearly 200 countries are gathering for the next two weeks in Marrakech for the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22), part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Negotiators will check progress since last year’s historic Paris Agreement (COP 21), which officially came into force early this month…. Read more »

Reducing Carbon Emissions: The Power of One Church

Case Study of how United Presbyterian Church of Superior, Washington (UPC) Reduced Its Carbon Emissions, provided by Dean Hecht About May of 2008 I received a call from Deb Carroll, a former teaching colleague of mine, and an organizing member of the Twin Ports Interfaith Global Warming Initiative (TPIGWI). Deb was wishing there was a… Read more »