Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of August 18 – 25

By path2positive

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.

After Paris: Five Global Interfatih Climate Leaders to Inspire Americans

The voice of the faith community was the sound heard around the world when a few countries decided not to make climate a priority. It was the same case for America when the President pulled away from the Paris Climate Agreement. Continue reading on ecoAmerica’s Blessed Tomorrow blog.

Catholic Climate Leader Writes a Letter In Response to the Federal Climate Report

Following the premature release of a federal report on climate change, Catholic leader, Carole Leblanc calls out to Maine’s government leaders and President Trump. Read more.

Iowa Bishop Urges Congregation To Switch to Solar Energy

In Des Moines, Bishop Robert Pates is leading the partnership between his church and Iowa Interfaith Power and Light to get other congregations on board. Read this article.   

An Idaho Rabbi Uses the 2017 Eclipse as a Call to Action on Climate Change

Talmud teaches that eclipses send a message to God’s people. Rabbi Dan Fink explains how this eclipse relates to climate change. Read the article here.

New Report and Survey Demonstrate Evolving Perceptions on Climate Change

With inaction on climate policy at the federal level, hope can at times be at a low ebb for those who care about public health and the environment.  However, in a recent article on Phys.org, a new report by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and Climate for Health partner George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication is discussed, showing how public perceptions of the problem of climate change are evolving. Continue reading on ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health blog.

 

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