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Making Peace With International Organizations

Progressives often associate international organizations with globalization and neoliberal economic policies, and there is truth to this critique.  Right-wing intellectuals associate them with liberal policy initiatives like family planning and environmental regulation, and there is truth to those connections, as

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Apocalypse How?

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Climate Change, Eschatology, and Christian Responsibility Week 1 Homepage Between the Bang and the Whimper: Prophetic Hope in an Apocalyptic World, Rev. Ginna Bairby Climate of Conflict: A Trip to Examine the Root Causes of Social-Environmental Conflicts in Peru “The Creation Waits”: Fossil Fuel Divestment at the 221st GA, Megan M.

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Principalities of New Power

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Why Apocalyptic Language? When Prophetic Isn’t Enough. In a recent article entitled “How Climate Change Will Kill Us in the Dumbest Way Possible,” Buzzfeed commentator Akira Watts argues that the collapse of our society will be fairly prosaic due to infrastructure failure. Without functioning major roads and transmission lines, things

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Getting a Hearing on Climate Change

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Read Eric Mount’s Interview with Wendell Berry here. In the September 2014 issue of The Atlantic, Charles Mann seeks a way beyond the impasse between crisis environmentalists and economists on the issue of climate change. His question is apparent in his title: “How To Talk About Climate Change So People

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Climate and Church: How Global Climate Change Will Impact Core Church Ministries

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The following resource is an excerpt from the complete Climate and Church resource, a product of the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program – now Creation Justice Ministries. Though many understand the devastating impacts that climate change will have on human communities around the world, few understand the impacts that

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Carbon Pollution, EPA Regulation, and YOU!

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Article originally published on the Office of Public Witness Blog. On June 2nd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule under the federal Clean Air Act to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from existing power plants, a step towards modernizing our nation’s power plants while limiting our contribution to

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Celebrating 5 Years of Earth Care Congregations

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This summer, 2014, marks the 5th year of certification for 14 of PC(USA)’s certified Earth Care Congregations. For five years, these churches have been growing ever deeper in their ministry and witness and for five years, the PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation continues to grow nationally. At 139 congregations as of

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Why a Carbon Tax?

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In Genesis 2:15 we hear God’s charge to the first human. “The LORD God took the human and settled him in the Garden of Eden to farm it and to take care of it.” (CEV) Sad to say, but instead of caring for God’s garden, we have imparted a lot of

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Planting on Holy Ground

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My Year as a YAV ‘Down Bayou’ Just over a year ago, I sat in a room full of eager Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs), taking in a very intense week of orientation to prepare us for a year of service. We spent that time talking about what it means to

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UN Climate Negotiations and the People’s Climate March!

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See also Presbyterians March for Climate Justice from the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness! God has called us to be good stewards of the Earth and care for all of God’s creation, but carbon pollution from our favorite form of energy is fundamentally altering our climate. Together with our ecumenical

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