Posts Categorized: Climate Change

Climate Change Communication

Over the past year I have often heard the question, “How do I talk to someone who does not believe in climate change in an effective way?” I’ve heard this in groups of environmentalists, around the church, and at the…

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Faith and COP15

The United Nations Climate Conference, COP15, started yesterday and runs through December 18. The United Nations COP15 website allows you to watch webcasts from Copenhagen. The faith community will have strong representation in Copenhagen. Bill Somplatsky-Jarman, coordinator of Social Witness…

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Protecting the Mountains

In God’s hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are God’s also. Psalm 95:4 Last night I attended a fund raiser for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth’s work to end mountaintop removal mining (MTR). The evening…

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Bell Ringing for Climate Justice

From December 7-18 international leaders will be meeting in Copenhagen in December to create a new international agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions that will replace the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012. To show your support for climate…

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Our Call

There are some people in the Church that protest that in working to restore and protect God’s Creation, we are actually working on a “liberal” cause that is not worth our time. We need to take the politics out of…

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Thanksgiving for Food

Recently I have become more passionate about striving to eat healthy, organic, and when possible, local, foods. Eating to help my health and the health of the planet can be a challenge, but I have found an increasing amount of…

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What do Presbyterians Think about Environmental Issues?

The May 2009 Presbyterian Panel survey, which was answered by a representative sample of Presbyterian members, elders, and ordained pastors, focused on the environment. From the survey, we now have some up to date information on what Presbyterians feel are…

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Alternative Thanksgiving Ideas

Enough for Everyone, part of the Presbyterian Hunger Program, has produced the Just Living series, which helps people live out their faith in their daily lives in a way that honors the earth and all its inhabitants. One of the…

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Stop Mountaintop Removal on Coal River Mountain

From the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program: Lands and water are essential parts of God’s creation. Through the land, God nourishes life and water links human life to the rest of God’s Creation. Creation begins with God calling life…

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Looking for Ideas for Your Congreation?

Is your congregation looking for ideas on how to make your facility more environmentally friendly? The National Religious Partnership for the Environment website features profiles of churches that have undertaken earth care projects. There are some creative and inspiring ideas!…

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