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Going green

Technology advances help United Methodists care for God’s good creation

United Methodist Building, Highland UMC, Raleigh, N.C., among many trying to improve environmental stewardship. read more »

by Michael Moore and Wayne Rhodes
on July 03, 2014

EPA Clean Power Plan ‘much needed’

Social-justice agency says 'much-overdue commitment'

For first time would cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, largest source of greenhouse gasses. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 03, 2014

Proposed rule important step to reduce carbon pollution

The adverse impacts of global climate change disproportionately affect individuals and nations least responsible for the emissions. We therefore support efforts of all governments to require mandatory reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and call on individuals, congregations, businesses, industries and communities to reduce their emissions
(¶160.D, 2012 Book of... read more»

June 02, 2014

2014 legislative priorities

Social justice agency announces congressional advocacy agenda

Rooted in United Methodist Social Principles, priorities include items in recent headlines, some holdovers from 2013. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

Word from Winkler — At what cost?

There is no glory to be found in the destruction of God’s Creation, no matter how many members we add. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on December 09, 2013

‘Christian Responses to Climate Change’

Presentation offers basic facts, addresses controversy and consensus

Founder of Earth Justice Ministries seeks to link personal spirituality with social and environmental concerns. read more »

August 05, 2013

Creation Justice Ministries

National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program to branch off on own

Ministry focus remains working through education, training and public witness to protect God’s people and planet. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 18, 2013

UMW commends Obama on climate plan

Praises large-scale changes proposed, but concerns remain

Need to transform economy, energy needs and sources, and relationship with natural world. read more »

July 18, 2013

Carbon market crossroads

Harnessing global markets to confront climate change

Stimulating much stronger climate action requires creating real political will: a sense of purpose that simply does not exist today. read more »

by Nigel Purvis, Samuel Grausz and Andrew Light
on May 02, 2013

2013 legislative priorities

Immigration reform, reducing gun violence, ‘moral federal budget,’ combating human trafficking targeted

Priorities support Christian social concerns and represent areas to which the faith community can bring a unique voice to the legislative process. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on February 19, 2013

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