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For last week’s installment of “A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast” (available here, beginning at 29:45), the question for the guest, the Rev. Talitha Amadea Aho, was straightforward: How should we try to offer spiritual care for young people around issues of climate change?
As Latinx communities in the United States and abroad experienced the surging impacts of climate change, particularly Hurricane Maria’s devastating blow to Puerto Rico in 2017, Presbyterian churches in those communities began to explore how they could address the growing crisis.
In mid-August, a video crew supported by Blessed Tomorrow, a Presbyterian Hunger Program partner, filmed a chapel service at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville. Portions of the service, as well as an interview with the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett, the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s president and executive director, are now featured in a climate action video, “Jesus Calls Us” (available at vimeo.com/370339034).
The Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett, president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, believes that God has intricately woven our lives together at this time in history so we may be part of the healing work of God’s Creation.
As stewards of God’s Creation amid myriad challenges — devastating fires, floods, droughts and storms — we are to continue to bring glory to God and be a blessing to God’s people, particularly people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor, she said.
The Rev. Dr. Diane Givens Moffett, president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, believes God has intricately woven our lives together at this time in history so we may be part of the healing work of God’s creation.
An old farmhouse, converted into a conference center, sits atop dem heiligen berg, “the holy mountain,” overlooking the city of Wuppertal, Germany. It is from this spot that many residents say Earth seems to touch heaven.