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World Social Forum sows seed of hope in global north

Delegations from the World Council of Churches (WCC) attended the 12th World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal, Canada, which concluded on August 14. More than 30,000 participants from around the world gathered to discuss global issues based on their local experiences, network with others working on similar problems, and create new joint initiatives advancing a progressive path forward.

MRTI recommends focused engagement with companies

The 222nd General Assembly will hear a recommendation to continue engagement with fossil fuel companies on climate change when it meets in the coming weeks. The committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) is making the recommendation following lengthy discussions with companies and filing shareholder resolutions, saying progress is being made.

Going green at General Assembly

This month, the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will gather in Portland, Oregon. Commissioners will debate our denomination’s investment in fossil fuels and commitment to creation care, among many other issues. But the theme of environmental justice will hover over the entire assembly, going far beyond the overtures to be addressed in committees.

PC(USA) General Assembly Committee 9 Preview

Immigration and Environmental Issues Committee will mull fossil fuel divestment Competing overtures—one seeking Presbyterian divestment from fossil fuel companies, the other placing that action on hold—will headline the work of the Immigration and Environmental Issues Committee during the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Greening Our Cities

A growing movement to reconcile natural and human communities may reflect a biblical vision for God’s creation By Rebecca Barnes | Presbyterian Hunger Program Associate for Environmental Ministries When I was… Read more »

Presbyterians and the Environment

By Angie Andriot | Research Associate with Research Services for the Presbyterian Mission Agency God has given humans a responsibility to care for the earth. About 98 percent of Presbyterians… Read more »