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WCC Interfaith Climate

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The interfaith climate statement, "Walk on Earth Gently," calls for more ambitious climate actions include changes in personal lifestyles and institutional consumption. more

Nov 9, 2017 2:40 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

United Methodists join other climate activists in Bonn, Germany to call for "bold action" on reducing the effects of human behaviors, such as burning fossil fuels, that harm the environment. more

Nov 7, 2017 4:55 PM

Philippine Coastal Cleanup

Photo courtesy of Glacy Macabale

The four-year plan composed by United Methodists in the Philippines gives U.S. church members an opportunity to see the struggles and triumphs faced by the denomination worldwide, writes Dr. David W. Scott. more

Jul 19, 2017 11:41 AM Global Nature

Drought, population pressure, and unsustainable farming methods are turning the once-lush forest and bush land of northern Nigeria into a desert, writes communicator Sharon Adamu Bambuka. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Water well

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

The effects of global climate change are no political ploy or hoax to the people of Liberia, where United Methodist Jefferson B. Knight is forming a group to care for creation. more

Jul 6, 2017 4:55 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Climate Buttons

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

Wespath, the agency that administers pension and health benefits for clergy and lay church employees, marked historic support this year for its stockholder resolutions with global energy companies. more

Jun 8, 2017 4:13 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

WCC Climate Activists

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Messages from churches around the world indicate continued commitment to working toward climate justice, reports the World Council of Churches. more

Jun 8, 2017 3:04 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, to which United Methodists are linked via an agreement, outlines the health dangers of climate change, especially to Black children. more

Jun 5, 2017 5:53 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Erick Erickson

Image Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

Anyone reading the Bible without an American white evangelical filter would be flabbergasted that any Christian could justify being anti-environmentalist, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Jun 2, 2017 4:56 PM Perspectives 3 Comments

People's Climate March Map

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United Methodists will be among those that gather in Washington, D.C. and in some 300 cities across the United States and around the world for the April 29 People's Climate March. more

Apr 27, 2017 4:28 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change 2 Comments

Climate Buttons

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

UM & Global provides a round-up of recent United Methodist resources on caring for God's creation. more

Apr 26, 2017 6:01 AM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change 1 Comments

Moses Kumar

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Day 4 of General Conference saw rallies and the Laity Address. more

May 14, 2016 12:57 PM 2016 General Conference

Windsocks

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

Tension and frustration contrasted with prayer and song as delegates turned down an alternative discernment process and began legislative committee deliberations. more

May 12, 2016 10:48 PM 2016 General Conference

Earth

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Smith

The Rev. Jeremy Smith thinks The United Methodist Church offers vulnerable nations the best chance to affect climate change, but there are obstacles. more

Feb 25, 2016 1:17 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

United Methodist Women's focus on climate justice as its 2016 mission study blends the values of creation care and climate change's impact on international missions, writes Dr. David W. Scott. more

Feb 11, 2016 2:21 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

COP21

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A team of six United Methodists went to Paris for the climate change negotiations and came back with hope. more

Dec 22, 2015 4:37 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

United Methodists in Central Conferences (regions beyond the United States) are an invaluable resource on climate change issues, writes Dr. David W. Scott of UM & Global. more

Dec 22, 2015 4:37 PM Global Nature

Paris Climate Service

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Hundreds of people including pastors, priests, laity, nuns, bishops, archbishops and cardinals, joined in a service for God’s Creation at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris during the United Nations climate conference. more

Dec 11, 2015 8:06 AM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

NYC Climate Change

2014 file photo by Linda Bloom, UMNS

United Methodists will be part of the consultation on climate change taking place among world leaders in Paris, France, in late November and early December. more

Oct 9, 2015 12:24 PM Advocating Justice

Zimbabwe Litter

Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS

Coming just days before Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, reports from Zimbabwe and the Philippines prompt David W. Scott to ask if United Methodist Central Conferences will lead the denomination in caring for God's creation. more

Jun 18, 2015 7:04 PM Global Nature