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Why This Autumn Will Be a Hot Time for Climate Leadership and Solutions

As I write this, the world just had its hottest month in recorded history. Here in Washington D.C, where July is normally our hottest month of the year, we had our sixth hottest July on record. Our unusually hot days are combining with the quieter, less frenetic pace of activity that D.C. usually experiences in […]

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Does America Need Its Own Green Climate Fund?

As I wrote in a blog last month, the faith-based stewardship covenant and work of Tangier Island watermen and their families inspired the landowners I worked with in Bedford County, Pennsylvania to take their own stewardship covenant. Their example inspired the Evangelical Climate Initiative, an important evangelical call to action for national climate solutions. So […]

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How Connecting with Core Values Builds Strong Climate Solutions

15 years ago, I learned that values are what connect people on climate. Find out why this has never been more evident than today.   Last week, my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. This marker prompted fond memories of when Jim and I met. At the time, I was living and working […]

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To Give Life to the Paris Climate Agreement, Connect on Personal Values

As 150 governments including 40 heads of state are expected to join together in a signing ceremony at the United Nations this Friday for the Paris climate accord, I was privileged to spend time this weekend with a number of the faith leaders who helped generate the momentum that brought this agreement to reality.   […]

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Rev. Jim Antal (MACUCC)

Why Faith Leaders Are Not “Joining the Environmental Movement”

Pope Inspires Clergy to Join Environmental Movement came to my inbox recently as one in a list of articles on faith leadership on climate and environmental issues.   I agree with the article that Pope Francis’ leadership on climate, creation care, and justice has raised important awareness of these issues, especially how they are integrated. […]

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Coming Together in Faith on Climate Videos: Sustenance for Our 2016 Climate Journey

On September 24-25, 2015, Blessed Tomorrow, with our partners Convergence, Washington National Cathedral, Auburn Seminary, Faith in Public Life, and Interfaith Power and Light DC, brought together Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other national leaders to an extraordinary event called Coming Together in Faith on Climate. Together, we amplified Pope Francis’ call for climate action for […]

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Inspirational Leaders

7 Creation Care and Climate Leaders Who Inspired Me In 2015

One night a few weeks ago, my husband Jim and I browsed some of the many “best of rock groups” lists online, just for fun. As expected, The Beatles and Elvis Presley were among those featured prominently; but some surprises included Johnny Cash (I love Johnny Cash, but consider him more country than rock) and Madonna.   Combined, there […]

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How to Talk About Climate Change at the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is spending time with my family, especially extended family members whom I don’t get to see often enough. Our time together includes the usual Thanksgiving traditions – eating specially prepared food (I’m bringing my signature apple pie this year), watching football, and taking a walk between the main […]

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Faith Leaders Making Their Love Visible Through Climate Solutions

The week before last, I was blessed to join hundreds of faith leaders who gathered in Washington D.C. for Coming Together in Faith on Climate.   Co-sponsoring the event with Convergence, Washington National Cathedral, Auburn Theological Seminary, Interfaith Power and Light (D.C., MD, No. VA), Divest/Invest, and Faith in Public Life, Blessed Tomorrow amplified Pope […]

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Rev. Brian McLaren

Join Us By Adding Your “Amen” To Pope Francis’ Call for Climate Action

A faith leader colleague recently asked me why, with so much already going on in the faith community, we need to take advantage of this time when Pope Francis is in the U.S. to amplify faith voices speaking out on climate change.   She has been a faithful climate leader for many years, one of […]

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