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”
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.
2016 United Methodist Church National Creation Care Conference announces theme - Sowing Seeds: Where Food and Faith Meet
Conference 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.”
Recent survey shows Latinos overwhelming support the pope’s call to defend God’s creation as nearly 80% say they are already experiencing the effects of climate change.
The first-ever address by a pope to Congress is expected to fill the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as hundreds of thousands gather to watch as it is being live-broadcast around the world. Pope Francis will speak to our nation’s leaders on the moral responsibility for social action. Most notably for my work, the pontiff will highlight his call to defend God’s creation set forth in his historic papal encyclical, Laudato Si, released this summer.