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Creation Care Coordinator at the CRC Office of Social Justice
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In a few weeks, the nations of the world will gather in Paris to try and reach a global agreement in response to the challenge of climate change. How do we, as Christians, engage in this process?
If this campaign is going to happen, we’ll need to partner with others who believe the church has an opportunity to speak prophetically and to hope boldly -- people like you.
In 2004, our congregation, embarked on a building program to acquire our own facilities. In addition to the usual building committee, council also appointed a Creation Stewardship Committee tasked with minimizing our impact on the creation.
As fellow Christians, we join in the despair of our brothers and sisters, but we also have the opportunity to be a great beacon of hope. We have the humbling task of offering hope and comfort, in the name of the Great Comforter, to those in Christ’s body who are suffering.
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Thanks for your thoughtful comments. They are an important reminder of the diversity of thought around this issue within the CRC, and I'm grateful for your gracious tone in expressing...
Thanks for that background, Paul. I suppose I read "political" as advocating for specific policy, but your explanation was really helpful.
It's too bad that you felt that Synod 2012...
Thanks for your thoughts, Paul. I'm curious to hear how you perceive Dr. Timmermans' statement as political. You call the CRC to a compassionate response to those affected by climate change, and...
Thanks for speaking so clearly and boldly, Dr. Timmermans!
Here is the full statement from Synod 2012:
Statements:That synod recognize that: It is the current near-consensus of the international scientific community that climate change is...posted on: Let’s Partner Toward COP 21
Thanks for engaging the post, Michael. I think you raise some good points.
You are right that the predictions of some of the effects of climate change have been revised as our data...posted on: Let’s Partner Toward COP 21
Thanks for your comments, Bill and Edward. It's obvious that you've put a lot of thought into this issue--something we should all be doing!
One of the goals for the Climate Conversation:...posted on: Climate Conversation: Kenya
That's fascinating that the agriculture sector is looking into more energy efficient methods as well. Thanks for the info!
Doug, I ran across this comment thread recently and found something on the OSJ's website that I thought might be helpful in answering your original question:
What do you...posted on: Political Diversity