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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of August 4-11

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.

Five Reasons to Screen Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ with Your Congregation

It’s been ten years since Al Gore first told the world the “Inconvenient Truth,” about what’s happening to God’s Earth. People of faith took note of the issue and over the years, aided in spreading the inconvenient reality. Even with many people of faith supporting climate initiatives and helping to raise awareness, climate change continues to make its mark on the planet. This is why Al Gore saw fit to create “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” Continue reading on the Blessed Tomorrow blog.

Climate Change Has Become a Question of Faith, How?

Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe considers climate science to be an “alternate religion” that, just like other faiths, has “false prophets and true believers.” Read more from the Christian Science Monitor.

Climate Change Dubbed the Most Important Issue of Today

An essay question asked young writers, what is the most important issue of your generation? One smart young person said: climate change. Read her essay in The Nation.

Amazon Becomes a Partner of the Environmental Business Council

Managing the climate issue requires participation from all sectors. The Environmental Business Council knows what it takes and pulls large corporations together in partnership for climate progress. Their newest member is Amazon. Read the press release.

Let’s Lead on Climate: Higher Education Success Story, California State University, Northridge

Loyola University Chicago is a campus committed to addressing climate change and making climate impacts on natural and social systems a key aspect of social justice teaching. In the past year— as part of a series of events around Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’ —, Loyola released the university’s climate action plan, A Just Future, with a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025. As Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic university, Loyola is addressing the risks associated with climate through three main areas of focus: campus, curriculum, and community engagement. Continue reading on the ecoAmerica blog.