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New United Methodist Women resources spur discussion on climate justice and sexuality

Climate justice and human sexuality are complex issues currently impacting our society and are now the subjects of new resources from United Methodist Women designed to help people of faith engage in the discussion.

Climate justice and human sexuality are complex issues currently impacting our society and are now the subjects of new resources from United Methodist Women designed to help people of faith engage in the discussion.

Climate Justice: A Call to Hope and Action, edited by the Rev. Pat Watkins, features essays by leading faith-based environmental justice advocates. The book invites readers to understand climate justice, to seek the right relationships with one another and the earth, and to identify that the two are key when working toward climate justice for all.

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North Georgia UMW Conference - Climate Justice Presentation

Co-founder of Southeast Green, Beth Bond, presents on climate justice and how it effects all of humanity.Co-founder of Southeast Green, Beth Bond, presents on climate justice and how it effects all of humanity. She focuses on what we are doing to the earth to get more energy, how it is effecting people all over the world and the Southeast and what Christians can do to mitigate our energy usage, particularly in Georgia. Of course, no conversation would be complete without discussing renewables and solar. After all, harvesting sunshine is the next big crop.

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Time for a different tactic when it comes to the United Methodist Pension Fund and America's agriculture future

For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.- 2 Corinthians 9:10 - Image from USDA on Flickr

For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.- 2 Corinthians 9:10

Over the last seven years there has been a remarkable, heart warming, thoughtful and progressive movement towards a more sustainable future and a true understanding of caring in a deep and meaningful way for God's creation. We see this seismic shift in headlines all over the world. Some are inspiring and more is happening. Others as in the case of the typhoons in the Philippines and flooding in South Carolina are tragic. Most reasoned, educated, concerned people realize that the way we have tread on this planet in the last century and a half, is no longer sustainable nor equitable.

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Celebrating The University of Georgia (UGA) Action Plan for Pope Francis’ Environmental Encyclical “Laudato Si’ - On Care for Our Common Home”

 

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will host an outdoor press conference and reception to acknowledge and thank the expert environmental scientists at The University of Georgia (UGA) for preparing a local Action Plan in response to Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment, “Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home.”    

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Economist Wins Tyler Prize for Lifetime of Work Illuminating Connections between Poverty, Sustainable Development and Environmental Health

43rd Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement honors Sir Partha Dasgupta’s contribution to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment

The Executive Committee of The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement today announced the selection of Sir Partha S. Dasgupta, PhD, as the 2016 Tyler Prize Laureate. He is recognized for developing economic theory and tools to measure the relationships between human and environmental well-being, poverty, population, economic growth and the state of natural resources. Dasgupta is the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge.

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2016 United Methodist Church National Creation Care Conference announces theme - Sowing Seeds: Where Food and Faith Meet

Sowing Seeds: Where food and faith meetConference will address availability, clean food and food justice issues

Rev. Pat Watkins, missionary for the General Board of Global Ministries serving in the Ministry of God’s Renewed Creation, has announced the theme for the 2016 National Creation Care Conference. Focusing on the complex interplay amongst food, ethics and the environment, "Sowing Seeds: Where Food and Faith Meet" will be held on April 8 and 9, 2016 at Decatur First United Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia. Rev Watkins states: “There is something we all have in common: food. Regardless of socio-economic status, every man, woman and child deserves access to whole, plentiful, nutritionally dense food. And yet many, even here in the US, still do not. What is our responsibility to the world as people of faith in regards to food scarcity and policies? We’ll explore those issues and more at the 2016 Conference.”

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