Posts Categorized: Climate Change

COP28 in the news

There are lots of stories in the news right now about the happenings of COP28 in Dubai. Here are five that caught our attention today! 1) Over 40 million health professionals demand bold health and climate action at COP283 December 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A group of doctors and nurses gather to speak up… Read more »

WCC general secretary: “We have to speak up for justice”

Group Photo In a sermon during an ecumenical service at COP28, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay set the tone for faith-based involvement: churches must speak and act for climate justice. “There are many crying out to be heard, to be considered, to be cared for and loved,” said Pillay. “Yet we continue… Read more »

COP28 Unveiled: Uniting, Acting, and Delivering in Dubai

by Christina Cosby, Domestic Policy Representative in the Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness The mantra “Unite. Act. Deliver.” grounds UN Parties and Observers alike as COP28 kicks off in the heart of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai’s Expo City. Today marked the beginning of our COP28 experience. in line to retrieve our… Read more »

Will world leaders at COP28 care for Creation?

The UN climate summit, COP28, is just beginning. Over the next two weeks world leaders will take decisions which will affect our future. As Christians, we believe that we have duty to care for Creation as we should care for our neighbors and ensure that hope is kept alive. I do hope that world leaders… Read more »

A Prayer for COP28

The 2023 UN Climate Change Conference will be held from November 30-December 12, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Presbyterian delegation will be there to add their voices to others of faith in calling for real and meaningful climate action. Please join us in prayer for COP28- Good and gracious Creator God,… Read more »

Partner Spotlight: Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)

written by Pam Miller, ACATPhoto Credit: ACAT The Arctic is a hemispheric sink for persistent industrial chemicals and pesticides that are transported on atmospheric and oceanic currents from lower latitudes through a process known as global distillation.[i],[ii] These chemicals bioaccumulate in the bodies of fish, wildlife, and people of the north. Far from pristine, the… Read more »

Preaching in a Climate Crisis, a Clergy Cohort, and Congregational Resources

  Synod of the Covenant recently offered an online workshop on preaching in the climate crisis. Rev. Dr. Jerusha Neal, professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School, led this great offering, titled “Preaching Exilic Hope in the Climate Crisis.”  Watch the recording here. You won’t be sorry- it was an excellent workshop with important elements… Read more »

Faith Leaders Call for Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Gathering of Delegates in front of COP26 sign The Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness is one of many faith organizations signing on to a call that governments urgently commence negotiations to develop and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Denominational staff attending COP 28 in Dubai will include mission-coworkers and staff for the Office of Public Witness and the Presbyterian Ministry… Read more »

Creation Justice Ministries Celebrates 40 Years

40th anniversary Prayer   Washington, DC – October 20, 2023 – Creation Justice Ministries, a leading faith-based organization dedicated to environmental advocacy, proudly announces its 40th-anniversary celebration with a Service of Celebration on October 26, 2023. For four decades, Creation Justice Ministries has tirelessly worked to advance environmental justice, representing denominations across Christian traditions and inspiring individuals nationwide… Read more »

Pope Francis Releases New Encyclical on Climate: Laudate Deum

Laudate Deum Word Cloud red and yellow words on black background Post written by by Becca Edwards and originally appeared on texasimpact.org. Pope Francis’s recent encyclical on climate, Laudate Deum, was released October 4. Laudate Deum serves as a follow-up to his earlier encyclical, Laudato Si. The timing of the release of this encyclical suggests that the Vatican hopes to influence the outcome of the upcoming United Nations… Read more »