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.
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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.
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