creation care

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

Disasters and Climate Change

Our children are seeking God's love, power and grace for a world threatened by gun violence and climate change, writes Bishop Peggy A. Johnson. Read more


Parliament of the World's Religions adds care for the Earth to its 25-year-old declaration, Global Ethic. Read more

Global Nature

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. Read more

Christy Thomas

United Methodists join the World Council of Churches encouraging the planet's 2.2 billion Christians to observe the five-week-long Season of Creation emphasizing action on climate change and care for the Earth. Read more

Global Health

Grizzly in ANWR

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Why not mine the Arctic for resources? Because humans are not the sole inhabitants of God’s Earth, writes the Rev. Tom Martinez. Read more


Cosmic Knot

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

Our liberty to make choices in life – to choose how we embody the divine from which we are made – flows to us from God's grace, writes Tripp Hudgins. Read more

Practicing Faith

Climate Buttons

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

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

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Alpine Lily

Photo by Vyacheslav Stepanyuchenko, Wikimedia Commons

A missionary with experience in rural Africa, the Rev. Pat Watkins finds that her life as a follower of Jesus deepened as she began to connect with the seasons and life of Planet Earth. Read more

Season of Creation

Season of Creation Photo

Christians of many traditions will join in a worldwide observance Sept. 1 - Oct. 4 to highlight God's creation of the world and the imperative for humans to take better care of it, writes David W. Scott of UM & Global. Read more

Global Health

Litter in Paramaribo

Photo by Mark Ahsmann, Courtesy of Wikimedia

The Rev. Kimberly A. Barker-Brugman focuses on Creation and the Creator as she takes a 21-day sabbatical from her appointment at Silverbrook United Methodist Church and Retreat Center in the Virginia Annual Conference. Read more


  • 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.)