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‘We are not victims of the crisis, but resilient communities’

The 66th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is centering the role of women and girls in combatting climate change. But the event opens, the world and women and girls in particular are facing numerous issues that intersect with the climate crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic and a war in Europe that threatens to become a global conflict.  

Climate change webinar focuses on disasters

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has seen weather patterns change during this era of growing concern about the impact of climate change on the planet.

Minute for Mission: International Women’s Day

All who call this planet home are impacted by a warming climate. But our most vulnerable, particularly women and girls, are disproportionately affected. And although women may carry the burden of weathering storms (and tsunamis and droughts and all events that result from a warming planet), they are also the first to embrace earth-friendly policies and practices as they (and their families and communities) are literally on the front lines. Seeing our way forward to a sustainable future can only be realized when the leadership of women and girls is encouraged and valued.

Presbyterians looking forward to gender equality event

Presbyterians are gearing up to participate in the 66th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, an annual gathering that will focus on empowering women and girls and protecting the planet.

‘It’s really about survival’

From an island in the Pacific Ocean, Frances Namoumou recently made a peacemaking pilgrimage to the Presbytery of the James in central Virginia.

A climate scientist’s case for hope and healing

Climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe says the most important thing we can do to fight climate change is to talk about it. That’s precisely what she did Tuesday during a McLendon Scholar Program offered by New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Nearly 400 people listened in.

Global actions urge better care for the Earth

Faith groups across the United States, Latin America and around the world held a series of public actions Sunday and Monday calling for climate justice at the upcoming UN climate negotiations , known as COP26, as part of a global, multi-faith uprising called Faith for Climate Justice.

Minute for Mission: United Nations Day 2021 – Vision for a Better World

On this day in 1945, the United Nations Charter came into force. “We the Peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war … to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours …”