Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Sep 30 – Oct 6

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.

Puerto Rico: Responding to a Climate Emergency According to God’s Word

Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September and 50% of the territory remains without electricity and access to basic supplies and food. Some have criticized the federal response to this climate-related disaster as “slow and “inadequate,” and it is important to ask ourselves, how does God want the U.S., faith communities, and individuals to respond? Continue reading this article on the Blessed Tomorrow blog.

Climate Leader Query: Katharine Hayhoe

ecoAmerica interviewed climate scientist, Katharine Hayhoe, who will speak at the upcoming American Climate Leadership Summit. In the interview, Hayhoe reveals what she wants Americans to know about climate and more. Read the interview here.

40 Catholic Groups Unite to Urge Fossil Fuel Divestment

Catholic organizations in the United State, Britain, Australia, and South Africa were inspired by the climate leadership of Pope Francis. With his leadership as an example, they formed a coalition. Here’s what they’re all about.

Commitment to Solar Energy Saves One Farm in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria caused so much devastation the many Puerto Ricans are still without electricity. One farmer who invested in 244 solar panels was able to keep the lights on when the rest of the territory went dark. Read about his $300,000 investment here.

American Climate Leadership Summit: How Communities Can Engage in Climate Solutions

The American Climate Leadership Summit is an annual event that brings together leaders from multiple sectors including ecoAmerica specialty sectors, health, faith, and communities. Each year, ecoAmerica publishes a report of recommendations to help move communities, health leaders, and faith leaders forward on climate. Read ecoAmerica’s five recommendations on the Path to Positive blog.


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