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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

‘Love God, Heal the Earth’ – Review

{mosimage}As both a Christian and an environmentalist, I have often been disturbed by what I see as a disconnect between people of faith and the environmental movement. As I once heard a five-year-old say, “God gave us this Earth, and he’s not going to give us another one, so we better take good care of it.” In recent years, things seem to be changing, and this change is evident in Love God, Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment.

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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

Pay attention to energy and carbon spending

{mosimage}If you’re using SCE&G to get your electricity and gas less than 2 percent comes from renewable sources, about average in the nation. Unless you find a way to live completely “off the grid” or install solar or wind power, you have little choice except to cut your usage. The federal goal is to increase the percentage of power companies’ use of renewables to 15 to 20 percent.

So what to do?

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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

Faith Principles on Global Warming

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Justice:  Acknowledge global warming’s societal impact falls most heavily on the poor and vulnerable, and the United States disproportionately contributes to greenhouse gas, it is incumbent upon us to rectify this injustice.
Stewardship
: Heed the call to be faithful stewards and caretakers of God’s creation.
Sustainability:
Enable biological and social systems that nurture and support life not be depleted or poisoned.
Sufficiency:
In a world of finite resources, we must make changes in our lifestyles and, particularly, in our energy consumption.

– Adapted from the Eco-Justice Program, National Council of Churches USA

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AC2017: ‘We walk by faith, not by sight’
Photo by Matt Brodie. Bishop Jonathan Holston will preach opening worship at this year’s Annual Conference, set for June 4-7 in Greenville.
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AC2017: ‘We walk by faith, not by sight’

By Jessica Brodie. In two months, United Methodist laity and clergy will gather for an annual conference that is not only in a new city but also features a host of new offerings.
Infinite possibilities
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Infinite possibilities

Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie reflects on her new spiritual discipline—morning quiet time with God—and how prioritizing God's way (not our way) awakens infinite possibilities.

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