United Methodists Strengthen Voice in Climate Solutions

By path2positive

Since COP20 in Lima, Peru last year, religious leaders have been looking forward to COP21 in Paris, France, where world leaders will gather to discuss and commit to climate initiatives in various countries around the world. One of the major contributors to the empowerment of faith leaders in global climate discussions have been United Methodists, a coalition of Methodists churches around the world, taking a stand for God's creation. 

John Hill, assistant general secretary for Advocacy & Organizing at the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) shared:

“From the islands of the Philippines to the Appalachian Mountains in the United States, United Methodists are faithfully responding to God’s call to care for creation and challenge systems of injustice.” 

General Secretary of GBCS, Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, was kind enough to join Blessed Tomorrow during Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. for our event, Coming to Together in Faith on Climate. During a panel discussion at Washington National Cathedral, Rev. Henry-Crowe articulated her Methodists call to care for God's creation. Encouraging the audience to 'find [their] own vocation' in climate action, Rev. Henry-Crowe shared stories, further demonstrating the need for immediate climate solutions.

See the full recording of Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe at Coming Together in Faith on Climate below:


‘Warm Hearts, Cool Climate’ A global journey for climate justice

Tricia Bruckbauer | General Board of Church & Society

World leaders will gather in Paris, France, Nov. 30-Dec. 11 to forge an international agreement to address the Earth’s changing climate. United Methodists from around the world also will attend to advocate for a just agreement that protects God's people and God's planet. 

“Our denomination has tremendous gifts — rooted in the relationships, experiences and diverse contexts of our worldwide connection — to bring to these conversations,” said John Hill, assistant general secretary for Advocacy & Organizing at the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). “From the islands of the Philippines to the Appalachian Mountains in the United States, United Methodists are faithfully responding to God’s call to care for creation and challenge systems of injustice.”

In the lead-up to these negotiations, GBCS will be sharing stories and offering resources to question, reflect, pray and act.

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