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Atlanta's Catholic Community Stepping up on Climate Change

Speakers at the kick-off event included an ecumenical group of speakers: Dr. Gerald Durley (left), Susan Varlamoff, Archbishop Wilton Gregory, and Dr. Marshall Shepherd. Credit: Susan Varlamoff

Nature abhors a vacuum. With the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate accord, there is a void in global leadership on climate change that others are willing and able to fill it. Countries like China, Germany and France are stepping up. In the U.S., states, cities, universities, corporations, and even churches are voluntarily reducing greenhouse emissions in the spirit of the Paris climate accord.

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Climate justice must be prioritized, say ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches

An interfaith group of religious leaders sits in front of empty trays during a public action at COP21 in Paris in 2015. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler

The ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the World Council of Churches (WCC), call for a prioritization of climate justice as US President Donald Trump issues executive order withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Agreement. They express deep dismay at this development, which goes against global commitments to address climate change.

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United Methodist Women Opposes U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

United Methodist Women strongly opposes the decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate AgreementUnited Methodist Women strongly opposes the decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, the organization’s CEO Harriett Jane Olson said.

“President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Accord removes us from the global coalition that has the potential to make significant changes necessary to address the threat of climate change,” Ms. Olson said. “Now it is all the more urgent for us to work in our communities and in the corporate sector to make the needed changes.”

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Why I Marched?

Susan Varlamoff marching at the People's Climate MarchI felt a scientific and moral imperative to participate in the People’s Climate March in Washington D.C. April 29.

As an environmental scientist, I understand the link between climate change and human behavior and as a Catholic, I feel a deep responsibility to safeguard our natural resources for succeeding generations. As a mother of three sons and two grandchildren, I want to leave the Mother Earth in good standing to nourish their bodies and souls. And I know time is not on our side.

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Earth Day, Science March, Creation Care

Earth Day, Science March, Creation Care

This year on Earth Day, thousands will gather in Washington, D.C., and in cities across the country to march for science and protect the deeply held value for truth and facts. They are marching to defend the vital role science plays in our communities and our world. They are marching because science is not partisan; it is not liberal or conservative. And they are marching to demonstrate that our nation values the scientists and the scientific agencies working to make our world safer, cleaner and healthier.

Why should a science march matter to people of faith?

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