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  • Male Clergy Preaching in an outdoor setting

    That’ll Preach!

    We are living in a climate changed world and the impacts are increasing in frequency and severity. Climate change intersects with and impacts everything we care about, from our health and food security to the economy and racism…

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    Celebrating Earth Day

    Spring has arrived in Kentucky where I live, and it is nourishing my spirit. The chirping of the birds, the scurrying of the squirrels, the beauty of the landscape, and the sunshine make my heart sing and give my body energy. Spring weather calls me outside and reminds me of the sacredness of the earth…

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  • Climate Change as a Natural Extension of the Civil Rights Movement

    Climate Change as a Natural Extension of the Civil Rights Movement

    In this Huffington Post article, Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley of Providence Missionary Baptist Church and the Blessed Tomorrow Leadership Circle reflects on the 50th anniversary of MLK’s "I Have a Dream" speech, and draws connections between the American civil rights movement and climate change. Durley links his first-hand experience within the civil rights movement, and…

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  • Sin and Climate Change Denial – A Theological Exploration

    Sin and Climate Change Denial – A Theological Exploration

    In this Washington Post article, Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, the former president of the Chicago Theological Seminary, discusses climate change in theological terms: specifically, whether humans bear moral responsibility for extreme weather.   Dr. Thistlethwaite explores the many aspects of sin in context of human responsibility, focusing on carbon pollution and climate change denial. Thistlethwaite also…

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  • Climate’s Newest Leaders: African-American Clergy

    Climate’s Newest Leaders: African-American Clergy

    Three African-American clergy, including Blessed Tomorrow Leadership Circle members Bishop Vashti McKenzie and Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, recently spoke at a White House panel on climate change and climate impacts. But these leaders’ presence at the panel was not an isolated event. Rather, it’s emblematic of a small but growing trend of African-American religious leaders taking…

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  • New Poll: Americans Will Act on Climate, If Their Peers and Leaders Ask Them To

    New Poll: Americans Will Act on Climate, If Their Peers and Leaders Ask Them To

    A new polling report released this month, "American Actions to Limit Global Warming in November 2013" reveals that Americans are willing to take steps in their lives to take action on climate with just a little bit of nudging from those around them. The poll, jointly conducted by the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication and the Yale…

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  • Church of England Cites Morality in Climate Announcement

    Church of England Cites Morality in Climate Announcement

    The Church of England announced last week that it would reconsider its financial investments in light of the impact they are having on global climate change, according to an official Church statement that was reported in a Climate Progress article. The Church manages around £5.2 billion, or $8.5 billion in investments, including investments in fossil fuel companies…

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  • The Pope Is Going Green (and Telling People, Too)

    The Pope Is Going Green (and Telling People, Too)

    Pope Francis, who named himself after the patron saint of the environment and animals, already made something of a statement about his opinions on environmental issues when he held up an anti-fracking t-shirt last fall. But now, sources in a Huffington Post article say the Pope is taking things one step further and writing an encyclical on humankind’s…

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