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How Faith Leaders Can Help Americans Collectively Visualize Climate Change

Try to envision climate change. What does it look like and how does it make you feel? If you’re like most Americans, climate change is still an abstraction, something happening in “other places, to other people, at some point in the distant future.” Princeton University social psychologist Sander van der Linden contends that climate change […]

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Day 4: ecoAmerica in Paris – Climate Progress, One Story At A Time

John Hill (pictured, left) is using communications skills honed over 23 years of work in Washington, D.C., every day this week in Paris at COP21.   As Assistant General Secretary for Advocacy and Organizing at the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) Board of Church and Society, Hill works with an international UMC delegation that aims to […]

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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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Announcing the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, May 20-21

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce our 5th annual leadership summit. Path to Positive, the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, is being held on May 20th and 21st, 2015 in Washington, DC.   The Path to Positive begins with the simple premise that the greatest obstacle to our nation leading on climate change isn’t a lack of […]

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Latinos, Faith, and the Real Cost of Climate

“¿Cuánto cuesta?” asks Blessed Tomorrow Executive Committee member and National Latino Evangelical Coalition President Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero in a recent op-ed for The Huffington Post. In English, “How much does it cost?”   In response to climate solutions, such as proposed EPA carbon regulations on power plants, some have said that acting on climate will hurt minority communities and the most […]

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Faith Communities Join the International Call for Climate Action

People of faith have always played a crucial role in the success of moral movements within the United States, from abolition, to civil rights, to the endangered species act. At Climate Week in New York City this September, this tradition continues.   On Sept. 23, leaders from around the world will gather in New York City […]

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A New Approach to Communicating Climate Change

Recent efforts to rally support for climate solutions often link climate change to issues that matters to people’s everyday lives, like health, faith, or jobs. The most effective efforts, however, go beyond just connecting climate to issues to matter to constituents. Rather, they put climate change into an entirely different set of words and frames that […]

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Making the Evangelical Case for Climate Action

A recent article in the Boston Globe features Dr. Dorothy Boorse, a biology professor at a Christian evangelical school, Gordon College, in Wenham, Massachusetts. Dr. Boorse helps to break the stereotype that the evangelical community is anti-science and skeptical of climate change. In fact, she helped to produce “Loving the Least of These” with the National Association of […]

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3 Faith & Climate Takeaways From the Sojourners Summit

Earlier this month, I attended the first annual Sojourners Summit, a national gathering of over 300 prominent faith leaders that included an outstanding list of speakers, discussions, and trainings.   The summit addressed social justice challenges many faith communities are championing, such as immigration, mass incarceration, and international development. Right alongside these issues on the […]

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Faith Leaders Answer the Call on Climate Change Through Blessed Tomorrow

The Blessed Tomorrow Leadership Circle, comprised of more than 20 faith leaders from around the country, is pleased to announce the official launch of their new national program, Blessed Tomorrow. Blessed Tomorrow empowers faith leaders from across religious traditions to be stewards of God’s creation and inspire their congregations, communities, and other leaders to do […]

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