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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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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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Religious Conservatives and Climate Change: The Real Story

Conventional wisdom says that conservatives tend to be less accepting of climate change – and in many cases, the statistics bear this out. But there is often more to the picture than meets the eye. For example, a recent chart about religious affiliation and climate acceptance has been getting a lot of buzz. It shows […]

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Turning Moral Beliefs into Meaningful Climate Action

As climate communicators, it’s vital to frame our message in a way that appeals to the values and identities of our audience. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist who is also an evangelical Christian, knows this very well.   As she says in this Guernica interview, religion and science don’t have to be mutually exclusive, but […]

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How Pope Francis’ Message on Climate Action Can Inspire the World

Faith leaders have enormous power to influence their congregations. A recent survey by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) found that when clergy speak about climate change, their members are much more inclined to see it as a concern (62% vs. 39%). So the news that Pope Francis is planning to issue an edict urging […]

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MomentUs Leader Katharine Hayhoe Named to TIME’s 100

Congratulations to MomentUs leader Katharine Hayhoe, who was just named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Hayhoe is both a climate scientist – she’s the Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech and a lead author on the 2014 National Climate Assessment – and an evangelical Christian. Hayhoe […]

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Just Don’t Mention Climate

Liberals have largely dominated the environmental sphere in recent years. But that may be changing, writes Nora Caplan-Bricker in a recent article in The New Republic. Conservatives across the country, from Ohio to Georgia, have started to put their energy behind sustainability and renewable energy solutions.   In Michigan, the recently-formed Michigan Conservative Energy Forum […]

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Deepening Understanding to Drive Action: Climate, Conservatism, and Culture

It’s hardly news that climate change is a highly polarized political issue. Liberals tend to support action, while conservatives tend to defend business as usual. But what’s at the root of these differences? This article, published in the German news publication Der Spiegel, suggests the answer may not just be politics, but the cultural differences […]

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Sin and climate change denial – a theological exploration

In this Washington Post piece, Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, the former president of Chicago Theological Seminary, discusses climate change in theological terms: specifically, whether humans bear moral responsibility for extreme weather.   She explores the many aspects of sin in context of human responsibility, focusing on carbon pollution and climate change denial. Thistlethwaite also covers […]

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Obama’s pastor on finding God in the White House

As a part of its Faith Sector leadership, MomentUs is honored to have the Rev. Joshua DuBois, the architect of the White House Office of Faith Based Partnerships and President Obama’s personal spiritual advisor. This month, HarperOne is publishing a compendium of The President’s Devotional, daily devotionals that Rev. DuBois put together for the President, […]

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