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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

Worship is action-oriented for Earth-Day

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‘If there were no bees, the flowers would not bear ruit.

If the flowers were stricken, what of the butterfly’s fate?

If all the butterflies died, beauty would suffer.

If beauty were diminished, what of the songs of the soul?’

This was part of a two-part congregational prayer at Shandon United Methodist Church in April.

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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

Green and Rethink Church

{mosimage}When we read the Bible, we often focus on the relationship between humans and God. Yet, the foundational stories of our faith reveal the importance of another set of relationships—the relationships between God and Creation and between humans and Creation. From the ancient Israelites to the early followers of Christ, caring for the Earth was an important means of offering thanks and praise to God.

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Uncategorized July 1, 2010

Bishop Tutu, 500,000 call for ‘climate justice’

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Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu (right) and U.N. climate chief 
Yvo de Boer greet the crowd Dec. 13 at City Hall Square in Copenhagen. 
Tutu presented de Boer with 500,000 signatures calling for climate justice.ʉ۬UMNS photos by Peter Williams, World Council of Churches.

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, right, and Bishop Sofie Petersen of Greenland, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, led a procession during a Dec. 13 ecumenical celebration.


Meghan Roth called it “a life-changing experience” when Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu spoke Dec. 13 in Copenhagen to those concerned about the impact of climate change on the world.

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‘God has it’: Rural Mission on pause while new plan unfolds
Photo by Jessica Brodie. Linda Gadson, director of the now “on pause” Rural Mission, leads the mission’s prayer warriors in prayer.
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‘God has it’: Rural Mission on pause while new plan unfolds

By Jessica Brodie. Rural Mission’s longtime director Linda Dingle Gadson was one of the first of four African-American females to graduate from the College of Charleston, and she has spent the last five decades in service to the rural poor.  And now, less than a month after her beloved Rural Mission has closed its doors, citing a “time of transition,” Gadson is holding tight to faith, counting her blessings—and figuring out how she and others can continue to support the people of the Sea Islands. On Feb. 28, the 50-year-old Rural Mission announced the ministry would be entering an “indefinite time of closed operations” as leaders determine the best way to address a sustainable future. Gadson has been at the helm of Rural Mission since 1972, most of the ministry’s existence.
God is on the move in South Carolina
2 Comments   Mar 26, 2019

God is on the move in South Carolina

In the aftermath of General Conference, Editor Jessica Brodie reflects on how no matter what we sinful and imperfect human beings get wrong, God is on the move in spite of and perhaps because of us, shining through us in big ways and small.

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