Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Sept 16 – 22

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.

Climate Week NYC: Building a Safer Planet Through Interfaith Action

Many faith leaders and organizations have taken on the challenge of creating initiatives to improve our planet. Among them are Blessed Tomorrow partners like the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ. Although these religious bodies bring large congregations to the fold - caring for the planet is a job for all of us. Continue reading on the Blessed Tomorrow blog. 

Religious Groups Strive To Protect Native American Communities from Environmental Injustice

Pastor Jim Therrien doesn’t consider himself an environmentalist, but rather leans toward the characteristics of a “people person.” That personality trait enabled to guide his congregation to respond to climate change and the human activity that causes it.  The population most affected in Therrien’s state is the Navajo community. Learn about the pastor’s efforts in this article

Tough Climate Questions Answered

Most Americans have experienced the impacts of climate change, but few truly understand it. The New York Times recently worked with climate experts to answer the tough questions that Americans have. Here's "Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions."  

Sustainability City: Climate Week Engages Stakeholders Across Borders

The world was watching President Trump on September 19 as he gave his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly in New York, reaffirming an “America First” policy. The previous day,  his chief economic advisor confirmed that the US wants to pull out of the Paris climate agreement –after calling a breakfast meeting many hoped meant otherwise. Continue reading on the ecoAmerica blog

Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago Creates a Green Environment 

Addressing the issue of environmental injustice in communities of color, Trinity UCC built a 27-acre garden to bring sustainable food to the inner-city. Read this Christian Century article.

Paying for Climate Damage. Who Gets the Bill? Who Gets A Check?

Climate change has been the cause of damage to cities and determent to people for many years. Now, with more frequent storms, earthquakes, and unsafe air, the question arises; who should pay for the damage? Climate also affects poor communities more often than others. Should these poor communities be compensated. Futurism analyzes the facts in this article

 

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