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Do we need God when all our “needs” are met? Do we need God when we no longer operate out of an economy of scarcity or of a need to appeal an all-powerful deity to stay alive? wonders the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas as she continues up the Amazon River. more

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The concept of “just transitions” aims to ensure that the burden of adjusting to reduce climate change does not fall on those who contributed least to it, are most vulnerable to it, and have the least resources to deal with it. more

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Climate March

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Advocating for the safety and security of communities affected by climate change offers a new mission area for United Methodists, says Dr. David W. Scott. more

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"Willful ignorance" on the urgent need to address climate change isn't mere politics; it's one more example of the age-old curse of Cain in killing our brothers, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. more

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Climate Vigil

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Adapting his recent presentation as a distinguished alumnus of Boston University School of Theology, Dr. David W. Scott explains why he thinks our greatest challenges are climate change, national reconciliation, and international partnership. more

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Activists say it is important for the faith community to show up as the world struggles with the realities of climate change. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

On the run from a hurricane, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant takes time to reflect on how Florence represents the changing nature of our planet. more

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First UMC of Ashland, Ore., will partner with the Climate Speakers Network to bring a conference to the West Coast for training people of faith on how to respond to climate change effects. more

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Interfaith leaders have come together in Cape Town to try to reassure citizens and encourage spiritual reflection on climate change as the city faces severe water rationing caused by drought. more

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By focusing inward on numerical growth instead of outward on urgent needs, churches set up themselves – and humanity – for extinction, writes Dr. Mark Davies. more

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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

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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

Philippine Coastal Cleanup

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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

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

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

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Climate Buttons

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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

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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

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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

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Erick Erickson

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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

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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

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