Overture 8 asks Synod 2019 to withdraw two assertions made by Synod 2012 in accepting the Creation Stewardship Task Force. This commentary addresses Overture 8 and concludes that they fail to support the requested actions.
If passed, what would the effect of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act be? How would we know? What should we know to responsibly lobby for or against it?
In this time of Lent, I'm reminded again of the great commandment to love God and our neighbours. I've learned that loving and honoring God means caring, stewarding, and preserving God’s good creation and the environment around us.
For international relief and development staff working with communities on the front lines of climate change, the compounding effects of a slight increase in sea level or temperature can mean the difference between success and famine.
Responding to the moral challenge of climate change presents an opportunity for Christians to love God and our neighbor more deeply, and an opportunity for the United States to lead the clean energy revolution already underway around the world.
The guide includes a simple calculation to show how to calculate the cost of electricity used on an annual basis, 14 energy-saving ideas, and tips for implementation.
For the Love Of explores the journey of four worship artists to Paris for COP21 to learn about how climate change is affecting the world's most impoverished people. The Climate Witness Project developed a study to accompany the film.
My Christian tradition puts me, a creature, as a part of creation. Indeed, I have wisdom and power to cultivate and create, but I also have the power to harm. We have made a commitment in Paris, and now we need to act on it.
We can envision a solution to the worst of climate change, a sustainable future for the world. And we can envision the alternative, a world ravaged by rising temperatures. But we're never very clear about how we’ll end up at either end...