Climate Change and the Methodist Church

 

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The Crisis at Hand

In local communities around the globe, from the Pacific islands to Louisiana, Alaska to Liberia, the extreme environmental effects of climate change are inflicting devastating harm. These effects can displace whole populations, affecting the people who are most vulnerable, least powerful, and least responsible for contributing to climate change.
 
Although The United Methodist Church has long recognized the theological, biblical, and social importance of responsible stewardship of the environment (see Para 160 of the Book of Discipline), as environmental science and environmental justice have evolved, so has the church’s level of awareness and engagement. This growing and shifting awareness is reflected in an array of environmental resolutions adopted and revised by a series of UM General Conferences, including resolutions on global warming and climate change.
 
One way to learn more about communities battling for climate justice is to participate in a study group engaged in the United Methodist Women’s climate justice simulation experience.  Click here to read more.
 
Thank you to Sally McConnell and the July 2016 issue of Mission News for this information.
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