Tag Archives: creation care
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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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Pray the Bird: How Facing our Climate Grief Can Prepare Us for Action

Sometimes I am perfectly capable of scanning large swathes of bad news with aplomb, keeping my feelings at bay. I know how to brace myself before I open the morning paper, turn on the TV, or scan the news online. OK, world, I’m ready! Bring it on! Give me the latest list of apocalyptic woes! […]

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Why a Growing Number of Evangelicals Are Supporting Climate Solutions

Climate-conscious evangelical Christians held a series of events last week in North Carolina, voicing their firm support for climate action. Attendees recognized the role of humans in damaging the climate, and expressed their belief that “we are only stewards or trustees of God’s creation, and we aren’t to abuse or neglect it.”   Evangelical Christians […]

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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 Moral Conviction Could Make the Difference at the Paris Climate Talks

Today, the UN Climate Conference begins in Paris. Stakes are high, as are the hopes of everyone who believes this is our best chance to protect our future. But will these talks be able to succeed where others have failed? Climate scientist, evangelical Christian, and MomentUs leader Katharine Hayhoe believes this time is different – […]

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Muslim Leaders Make a Moral Plea for Global Climate Action

Yesterday, Islamic leaders from 20 nations issued a formal declaration acknowledging that climate change is human-caused and insisting on global action. Pointing to the responsibility of mankind to care for the earth and one another, they demanded that wealthy nations switch to renewable energy and lend aid to developing nations that are suffering climate impacts. […]

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Connecting with Hope and Climate Justice in Columbus, Ohio

Two weeks ago, I attended the Disciples of Christ biennial General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio. Disciples are a founding partner of Blessed Tomorrow, so I was invited to join and help announce our partnership, share fellowship, and dialog with Disciples clergy and leaders about climate change and creation care.   At the Restoring Creation workshop, […]

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At MomentUs Summit, Faith Leaders Urge Seizing “Kairos Moment”

On May 21, I joined 170 leaders and colleagues at ecoAmerica’s annual MomentUs Summit in Washington DC. This is always a special event, with many eminent national leaders from health, business, communities, higher education, and faith gathering to build leadership and collaboration for climate solutions.   As Director of Faith Communities, the very best part […]

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The Role of Conditioning in Climate Denial (and How to Reverse It)

People who accept – and especially people who are concerned about – climate change often have a hard time understanding how others can feel differently, especially in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence. This blog post by business consultant and evangelical Christian Dr. Scott Rodin offers some insights. Though he strongly believes that we have […]

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Our Moral Moment: Recognizing the Importance of Creation Care

I met my husband Jim 15 years ago this June at a Christian rock festival in rural western Pennsylvania. Neither of us had gone for the music – Jim was there staffing the table for his organization, Evangelical Environmental Network, and I had been asked to chaperone a group of teens. Nonetheless, the concert was […]

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