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Newsletter, February 2018

By Hanna Mandell
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"Climate Change: A Matter of Faith"

Throughout American history, people of faith have been at the forefront of addressing injustice. They have transformed hearts, minds, and the course of our country. Today, religious communities are called to a new moral challenge — climate change. For the sake of our neighbors and for all of God’s creation, faith communities can provide a prophetic voice and powerful examples to inspire others to join them in leaving the legacy of a healthier, safer world for future generations. These talking points provide a starting point. Tailor them to accommodate the values and beliefs of your faith tradition or that of your audience.
Read this month's Climate Talking Points
 

"Genders Differ on Climate Attitudes, Impacts and Behaviors"

There is a rise in women’s leadership and activism spanning a variety of social and political issues in America today. Last month over one million Americans marched for women’s rights, demanding progress on issues like immigration, healthcare, equity, and climate change. But do women have stronger climate values, and will they rise for solutions? ecoAmerica and Lake Research Partners set out to find these answers in the February American Climate Perspectives Survey.
 

American Climate Metrics Survey: National, 2017

ecoAmerica and Lake Research Partners asked a nationally representative sample of 802 adults in the U.S. a series of questions to understand what Americans think about climate change, action, and solutions. The results show that American concern about climate change is pervasive and strengthening, and strong majorities support a variety of solutions with clean energy at the top of the list. Many Americans feel the urgency to take action and are confident we can address climate change together. Find out what else we discovered in the 2017 American Climate Metrics Survey.
 

Guest Blog: "The Green Strands of Our Spiritual DNA"

by The Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt
"As anyone who has ever watched a genealogy television show such as Finding Your Roots knows, our ancestry may not always be what we initially assume it to be. We grew up hearing that we possess this or that ethnic heritage, but until we have done a DNA test or done some earnest research, our assumptions can often be wrong with surprising results. A similar argument can be made when it comes to our spiritual DNA." Keep reading.
 

Jackie Dupont-Walker, Blessed Tomorrow Leadership Circle Member, Joins ecoAmerica Board

Dupont-Walker is the Founding President of the World Economic Development Corporation, and the Chair of the Social Action Committee for the AME Church. Mrs. Dupont-Walker's strong commitment and calling to "faith-centered and empowering" development makes her a prophetic voice locally and nationally. Read more.
 

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