Posts Categorized: Climate Change

COP 25 in Madrid continues

The PC(USA) delegation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) 25 continues to participate in and observe exciting events and dialogues.   Bee Moorhead and Neddy Astudillo got to be part of a faith partners conversation with Speaker Nancy Pelosi   Photos from the Presbyterian Ministry at the… Read more »

United Nations Climate Talks– Presbyterians Present

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 25th Conference of the Parties (COP 25) began Dec 2, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Among attendees are Presbyterians and ecumenical and interfaith partners. PC(USA)-related observers this year will include Rev. William Somplatsky-Jarman (former Coordinator of Mission Responsibility Through Investment and the Environmental Justice Office, Presbyterian Mission Agency),… Read more »

Jesus Calls Us: A Climate Action Video

In mid-August, a video crew supported by Blessed Tomorrow, a Presbyterian Hunger Program partner, filmed chapel service at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville. Portions of the service, as well as an interview with Presbyterian Mission Agency President and Executive Director the Rev. Dr. Diane Givens Moffett, are included in a new climate action video, “Jesus… Read more »

The Carbon Footprint Fund: A Local Solution

This article was submitted by Ginny Ayers and Dan Terpstra, Members, Presbytery of East Tennessee Climate & Energy Stewardship Team  The Golden Rule In the Christian church, the covenant between God and God’s people is a reminder that ALL life belongs to God’s community, and that God’s promise to the earth’s inhabitants is for all… Read more »

American Climate Metrics Survey: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In coordination with Blessed Tomorrow, a Presbyterian Church (USA) partner through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, the denomination invited members (laity and clergy) to participate in a survey to determine their attitudes and behaviors on climate change. The survey, fielded September 7-28, 2018, was part of a national survey sponsored by ecoAmerica and Blessed Tomorrow. The… Read more »

Precautionary Principle: Managing Technological Risks to Protect Humanity and Our Planet

The 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved the affirmation and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy regarding the Precautionary Principle. Simply put this is a principle that expresses that the introduction of a new product or process whose ultimate effects are disputed or unknown should be resisted. The… Read more »

Climate Care Challenge

As people of faith, we believe that God created this world, called it good and told humans to care for it. We are blessed to have this sacred task. TAKE THE CLIMATE CARE CHALLENGE BELOW Our daily experience, confirms that these extreme climate events keep taking place with greater frequency and intensity each year. This… Read more »

Nature that Nurtures

The Nature that Nurtures guide, written by Mary Westervelt with layout and graphics by Lauren Diamond, tells the story of how one church, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn, PA, a certified Earth Care Congregation, began the process of changing their grounds to be better stewards of God’s earth. Below, the author reflects on the beginnings… Read more »

Presbyterian advocacy for carbon pricing gains wide support

Written by Robert Taylor, retired PC(USA) pastor and volunteer with Citizens Climate Lobby Last June commissioners at the 223rd General Assembly voted to have our denomination become advocates for a climate policy solution called carbon fee and dividend. Shortly after the GA’s action a bipartisan bill incorporating this approach was introduced into the 115th Congress…. Read more »

Learning from Environmental Justice (EJ) Communities

By Sue Smith Sue Smith is a member of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness and Stated Clerk of Monmouth Presbytery. She is grateful to her colleagues in the Coalition for Healthy Ports for teaching her everything she knows about environmental racism. I was invited to the March Mission Responsibility Through Investment Committee (MRTI) meeting…. Read more »