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Faith and Climate News: May 26-June 2

By Nichole Tucker
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Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communications from and for people of faith. We feature helpful tips and strategies for you to implement in your faith community and stories to inspire everyone.

We’ll also let you know about upcoming events in the faith and climate community. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to catch the news as it happens.

The California Episcopal Diocese Hosts ‘Eco-Confirmation;’ a Conversation on Eco-justice

Responding to a time in which the nation’s key stakeholders are putting climate change on the back burner, Bishop Michael Curry led with a sermon about how God works through religious leaders and their followers to help keep the planet safe.

Faith Organizations Sign Up to Divest From Fossil Fuels

Bringing together leading organizations from all sectors, Fossil Free has commitments from faith organizations, who make up 23% of the overall group.

Kermit Hovey, MDiv, Gives Advice on Continuing the Conversation About Climate Change

After major mobilization events like the People’s Climate March, Kermit Hovey believes that the conversation must go on. He expresses his views in a recent article.

ecoAmerica and Partners to Host ‘Climate Day LA’

In celebration of successful climate solutions in the Los Angeles region, ecoAmerica is partnering with Climate Resolve, KCRW, FORM, iHC, and Ace Hotel to convene local leaders for a day-long discussion.

Jewish Leaders Are Concerned About U.S. Withdraw From the Paris Climate Accord

After postponing climate meetings several times, President Donald Trump has made a decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. Jewish leaders have shown concerned, stating that this decision puts the environment and the U.S. population in jeopardy.