Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Aug 26 – Sept 1

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.

Six Interfaith Creation Care Prayers

Creation care is more than an act of faith. It is a challenge to be pursued. Just like all of life’s challenges, our prayers can awaken our call to action, enhance our ability to follow through and improve our chances of success.

In honor of the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, here are six interfaith prayers to recite. Continue reading on ecoAmerica’s Blessed Tomorrow blog.

What is the Connection Between Hurricane Harvey and Climate Change

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas on August 25th and caused a national debate about climate change. Was Harvey a direct result of climate change? This USA Today article looks into it.  

Wind and Solar Energy is Doing Better Than Expected

Despite being underestimated by analysts over the years, the nationwide switch to solar and wind energy is showing promise. Read about the new report that shows how solar and wind energy have cut costs and improved the environment.

American Climate Leadership Summit Announces Additional Speakers

Each fall, ecoAmerica hosts our marquee event, the American Climate Leadership Summit. The summit is the nation’s largest gathering of leaders to broaden and activate climate leadership and galvanize support for solutions. This year’s theme, Taking Up the Mantle, expects to draw over 350 leaders from the health, faith, and local communities sectors, and includes breakout sessions for each sector as well. Continue reading on the ecoAmerica blog.

What Does Care for Creation Require of Us?

The spiritual approach to climate action is one of the biggest challenges according to Pope Francis. It’s a commitment not only to acting on climate change – but also to ensuring the well-being of God’s people. Read this article.

Talking About Climate Change is Our Moral Duty

After the Paris exit, a category four hurricane in Texas and other impacts showing across the United States, we all have a moral duty to end denial and discuss our changing climate. Mark Lynas of CNN is calling us to speak up.

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