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‘Warm Hearts, Cool Climate’

A global journey for climate justice

United Methodists will travel to France next month to advocate for a just international agreement on climate change. read more »

by Tricia Bruckbauer
on October 08, 2015

Pope Francis’ ‘dynamic’ encyclical

Speaks to climate, ecology of ‘common home’

United Methodist mission head describes it as ‘most-welcomed’ contribution to interfaith conversation. read more »

by Thomas Kemper
on June 29, 2015

Faith groups promote climate justice

COP 20 aims to mitigate greenhouse-gas emissions, adapt to climate change

United Methodists join Lima, Peru, gathering to attain just, binding instrument to replace Kyoto Protocol of 1997. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on December 05, 2014

#LightForLIMA

Faith groups hold climate vigils

Global, multi-faith campaign glows as world leaders meet in Lima, Peru, for negotiations. read more »

December 05, 2014

17 faith groups meet with EPA Administrator

Deliver over 10,000 comments in support of Clean Power Plan

Urge moving forward with proposed standards for existing power plants to reduce carbon pollution as quickly as possible. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 22, 2014

Fiji Methodist takes voyage to Australia

Will attend World Parks Congress

4 vessels represent Pacific voice on securing sustainable future for oceans, islands, people and heritage of region. read more »

November 13, 2014

400,000 people march for climate

United Methodists from around world take part

‘We decided to invite ourselves to crash this [U.N.] party,’ declares organizer McKibben. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on October 02, 2014

March for climate-change action

People’s Climate March to send message to U.N. summit

United Methodists hoping to build strong denomination presence in Sept. 21 demonstration. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on August 25, 2014

EPA’s Clean Power Plan praised

Faith leaders show support through prayer, public witness

9 Christian denominations, Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Unitarian Universalist traditions urge EPA to finalize climate safeguards. read more »

July 30, 2014

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