Part Two of this series explores the value of story, talking to climate deniers, how to reach people with different opinions. Read more about Mission U.
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.
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.
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
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.
Celebrating The University of Georgia (UGA) Action Plan for Pope Francis’ Environmental Encyclical “Laudato Si’ - On Care for Our Common Home”