Posts Categorized: Climate Change

Faith Leaders for Climate Justice

As COP27 gets into full swing, faith leaders are sharing their calls to the world leaders for increased action to achieve climate justice and help keep global temperature rise to under 1.5C.  Faith leaders representing a variety of faiths (Christian, Muslim, Bram Kumaris, and others) bring the experiences of communities on the front lines of… Read more »

COP27 Begins With Hope for Concrete Outcomes

by Sue Rheem, Coordinator, Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations COP27 is the largest UN Climate Summit yet.   According to the New York Times, over 44,000 people have registered.  The world has descended on this resort town in the desert, to hopefully do more than just talk about climate change, but by the time it ends… Read more »

Disagreement on Loss and Damage Delayed Start of COP27 Agenda

Opening of COP27 The Cop27 UN climate summit was off to a delayed start after delegates late into the wee hours Sunday morning over what should be discussed at the conference. The major disagreement surrounded the question of loss and damage, which refers to the devastating consequences of climate breakdown suffered by the poorest and most vulnerable countries, and how… Read more »

COP27: The struggle for climate justice

By Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, ACT Alliance Goodwill Ambassador for Climate Justice PC(USA) through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is an active member of the Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance. Members of the ACT Alliance, a global network of churches and agencies who work with vulnerable communities in humanitarian response, development and advocacy work, will be at COP,… Read more »

PC(USA) Delegation to Attend COP27

COP27 brings together states parties, as well as thousands of experts, journalists, and representatives from businesses and nongovernmental groups, to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. To be held in November 2022, it is an important opportunity for the international community to meet and discuss ambitious, rights-based climate action. And the PC(USA) will… Read more »

Celebrating the Season of Creation

Bees gather on a yellow flower In the Presbyterian church (and many other denominations) we celebrate the “Season of Creation” that starts on September 1, World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and ends on October 4, the Feast Day of St. Francis. It is a time set aside for us to reflect on and celebrate God’s creation. We… Read more »

Inflation Reduction Act and caring for God’s creation

You may have followed and advocated for the passage of the massive $750 billion Inflation Reduction Act related to health care, taxes and climate. The Office of Public Witness of the PC(USA) issued an action alert to help Presbyterians contact their elected representatives to encourage a yes vote on the IRA. Many consider this the… Read more »

January climate and creation workshops in Spanish

The new year started off strong with the offering of three workshops in Spanish and English on climate change and creation care resources. These workshops were offered by the Red Latina (a newly formed group of lay and ordained leaders and allies working to create holistic environmental ministries throughout Latinx churches), interfaith partner GreenFaith, the… Read more »

Reminder: virtual Presbyterian climate ambassador training this Friday!!

The Presbyterian Hunger Program is partnering with Blessed Tomorrow to provide the Blessed Tomorrow Ambassadors Program, to support our current and future clergy and lay leaders with training. In this training you will be trained and equipped to then write, speak and share: the links between climate, our faith, our personal experiences and priorities, the spectrum of solutions and their… Read more »

UNICEF Report: The climate crisis is a child rights crisis

World Map In 1989, virtually every country in the world agreed children have rights to a clean environment to live in, clean air to breathe, water to drink and food to eat. Children also have rights to learn, relax and play. But with their lack of action on climate change, world leaders are failing this promise. The… Read more »