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How will the world tackle global warming? That's the question asked by Alex Thomson of BBC's Channel 4, one of United Methodist Insight's coverage partners through the Covering Climate Now coalition. Read more

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United Methodist EarthKeeper the Rev. Mel Caraway reports that faith leaders are finding common mission on the United Nations climate conference in Madrid, Spain. Read more

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In his second report from the UN Climate Change Conference, the Rev. Mel Caraway highlights the common values held by environmental scholars and indigenous peoples around the world. Read more

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In his third report from the UN Climate Change Conference, United Methodist EarthKeeper Mel Caraway reports on an author's findings about why it's so hard to accept the realities of climate change. Read more

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An online service enabled Global Ministries to reduce the carbon footprint of commissioning the new class of EarthKeepers. Read more

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United Methodists respond to creation care and climate change needs in ways appropriate to their contexts. Read more

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As sea life dies, glaciers melt, the oceans rise, and forest fires cover too much of the land, who is willing to fight the good fight, to finish the race, to keep the faith? wonders the Rev. Bill Cotton. Read more

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An interfaith consultation on climate change raises hopes for more action by faith-based organizations. Read more

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European Methodist, Wesleyan and United/Uniting churches – including the UMC – adopt promises to practice ways to limit human effects on climate change. Read more

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In caring for God's creation, the challenge moving forward is to consider the ways in which I contribute harming the environment, and thereby harming neighbors, writes the Rev. Ryan Dunn. Read more

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Banks that fund corporations which contribute to climate change were the aim of an artistic demonstration Sept. 25 during the week of Global Climate Strike, writes the Rev. Sharon Delgado. Read more

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United Methodist Insight joins other news outlets in expanding coverage of the global climate crisis that threatens all of God's creation on planet Earth. Read more

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United Methodist program boards and agencies have been working for many years on caring for God's creation and reducing harmful climate change. Read more

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United Methodist Women offer support for the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20 with a statement and resources. Read more

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Dr. David W. Scott highlights United Methodist connections to the Global Climate Strike scheduled for Friday, Sept. 20. Read more

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The church agency that administers United Methodist pension funds and benefits programs is making progress toward improving the effects of church investments on the environment, but some believe changes are coming too slowly. Read more

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The Rev. Phil Amerson finds Land Institute founder Wes Jackson to be a man who thinks theologically about the damage humans are doing to Earth and its natural inhabitants. Read more

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WCC Climate Activists

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Placing every effort toward the goal of preserving the environment needs to be our primary and urgent mission. We have no time to waste on moralizing about who people might love, and how pastoral caregivers minister to their congregations. Read more

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Faith leaders said religions have a unique role to play in environmental issues because some 85 percent of the world's people follow some form of religion. Read more

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    Volunteers at the community garden at Columbia Drive United Methodist Church in Decatur, Ga., take a break. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Drive United Methodist Church.)

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    A tree made from nonrecyclable plastic was displayed at the Florida Annual Conference in June 2019 in Lakeland, Fla. Photo courtesy of Cara Fleischer.

  • A U.S. flag flies above an oil refinery near Houston, Texas, in 2008. Wespath, the United Methodist pensions and benefits agency, is under pressure environmental advocacy groups to divest from fossil fuel companies in response to concerns over climate change. (File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.)

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    Seasonal naturalist Mary DuBose leads a discovery walk for children along Henry Creek at Beaman Park in Nashville, Tenn., in 2011. In 2017 Wespath added an environmental item to its list of beliefs that help guide where money is invested. (File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.)

  • A participant holds a lantern during a climate vigil outside the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. The lanterns were lit with a small solar light that following the vigil were sent to community groups in the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the United States. (File photo by Paul Jeffrey, UM News.)