In a recent interview, Wendell Berry declared, “We don’t have a right to ask whether we’re going to succeed or not. The only question we have a right to ask is what’s the right thing to do? What does this earth require of us if we want to continue to live on it?” When you think about it, isn’t this principle at the core of our being as Christians? In fact, it echoes the sentiments of the WWJD (What would Jesus do?) bracelets.
New Book Edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Examines the Need for a Spiritual Response to the Ecological Crisis
In a new book Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee edits a collection of essays from renowned public figures identifying the spiritual roots of our global ecological crisis and the response needed for a balanced sustainable future.
Over the weekend, an impressive line up of community leaders gathered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in downtown Atlanta, Ga. to show support for President Obama’s Climate Change Plan as a part of the larger ‘I Will #ActOnClimate’ campaign. The event, which was only publicized locally this week, gathered an impressive and diverse crowd—from local residents to environmental advocates to tourists visiting the National Historic Site–all dropping by to hear the inspiring words from the speakers.
Alliance for the Bay and Reedy Creek Coalition Partner to Reduce Storm Water Runoff
Richmond's Westover Baptist Church is the newest partner in the Reedy Creek Coalition and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay collaboration to preserve the integrity of Reedy Creek. The Alliance is providing up to $20,000 in grant funding to re-landscape much of the front half of Westover's campus at Westover Hills Boulevard and 49th Street. The project will include native plants in bayscapes and rain gardens designed by Westover member and neighbor Drew Harrigan of Four Winds Design. Harrigan, a talented landscape architect, is donating an additional $8,000 to the project as he designs and oversees every step of the process.
Demand for ivory in Asia for religious purposes threatens elephants in Africa
Elephant poaching and ivory smuggling in Africa are at their highest levels in more than a decade, according to a 2012 report from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The illegal trade in ivory, fueled in part by demand in Asia for ivory-made religious products, threatens the survival of elephant populations across the African continent.
Georgia Interfaith Power & Light is proud to partner with the ANBC Group, which works to secure lower natural gas rates for faith-based organizations and commercial clients.
For the past 9 years, GIPL has helped you cut your energy bills by finding ways for you to use less energy in your congregation and in your homes. But there are two ways to cut your energy bills, use less and pay less. Our new partnership with the ANBC Group is going to help your faith community pay less for natural gas. To read GIPL's position on Natural Gas click here.