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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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Women with a purpose: 150 years of United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women from South Carolina have some fun during Leadership Development Days in Tempe, Arizona, earlier this winter.
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Women with a purpose: 150 years of United Methodist Women

From its nascent beginnings from eight women gathered in a cozy church room to what it is today—a mission organization comprising 800,000 members around the world—United Methodist Women are celebrating 150 years strong this month. Jessica Brodie has the story.
No one wins
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No one wins

Editor Jessica Brodie on how—despite how many are hearing rejection in the aftermath of General Conference—we should all work to send a different message and narrative: one of God’s love and unity.

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