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Preaching on Climate Change: Why it Matters

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 / Climate change is not going to affect me; it’s someone else’s problem. The challenge is too enormous; there’s nothing I can do about it, so why should I think about it? Photo by Getty/BenGoode

Learn about the benefits of preaching on climate change and educating yourself about the issues this catastrophe presents.
Related: Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100.

Jim Antal, Utne

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https://opimedia.azureedge.net/-/media/images/utr/editorial/articles/online-articles/2018/08-01/climate-church-climate-world/climate-church-climate-world-book-cover-jpg.jpg / August 2018 | Preaching on climate change matters for two primary reasons that are in tension with one another. First, preaching on climate change matters because people don’t want to hear about it. Second, preaching on climate change matters because people know they need to take action to address it.

There are many reasons people give for not wanting to hear about climate change, especially in church. Here are a few: Living day to day is already hard enough. Church is supposed to give me rest and refreshment and to recharge me for the next week. Climate change is not going to affect me; it’s someone else’s problem. The challenge is too enormous; there’s nothing I can do about it, so why should I think about it? I come to church to be inspired, not to be depressed. Climate change is a political issue; politics doesn’t belong in church.

Jim Antal is a denominational leader, climate activist, author and public theologian, in addition to being an Associate Fellow at Vermont Law School's New Economy Law Center. He serves as Special Advisor on Climate Change to the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ.

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Related:

Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100. Alexander C. Kaufman and Chris D’Angelo, HuffPost

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5bf5b7842100009b06ca28c4.jpeg?ops=scalefit_720_noupscale / The scorched remnants of Paradise, California. John Locher/Associated Press

  • The White House’s decision to release the report over the holiday weekend is likely to bury the sobering new findings.
  • This article has been updated with comments from a climate scientist and a responsefroma NOAA spokeswoman.
  • Before You Go: What Climate Change Just Might Ruin

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Dark God Matters: When the Church Tries to Whitewash Black and Brown ...

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Contemporary churches of different ethnic and racial makeups still teach and preach a whitewashed Christianity-one that is invested in maintaining institutional racism.

Sam Kline, Patheos

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October 21, 2018 | If you visit a church and see the image of White Jesus, it is most likely symbolic of the whitewashed Christianity you have on your hands. If you choose to run like mad before church service begins, I can’t blame you.

A church building might not display pictures of White Jesus, but He might be “hidden in their hearts.”
Contemporary churches of different ethnic and racial makeups still teach and preach a whitewashed Christianity-one that is invested in maintaining institutional racism.

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Open letter to the US Catholic bishops: It's over.

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This time, it has to be different. Bishops, the prolonged abuse scandal would suggest that you've not done very well taking stock of yourselves.
Editorial Staff, National Catholic Reporter (NCR)
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Nov 9, 2018 | Dear brothers in Christ, shepherds, fellow pilgrims,

We address you as you approach this year's national meeting in Baltimore because we know there is nowhere left to hide.
It's over.

All the manipulations and contortions of the past 33 years, all the attempts to deflect and equivocate — all of it has brought the church, but especially you, to this moment.

It's over.

National Catholic Reporter (NCR) is a religious news source with worldly interests, and though a large amount of its reporting deals with issues of the Catholic church, an equal amount of its coverage is a marriage of the religious, political and social forces shaping public policies and institutions.

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Catholic Women Called ~ Bridget Mary Meehan

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The only "serious confusion" among the faithful is just how long the Vatican will continue to parade indefensible arguments that attempt to limit the reaches of God's call.

Kate McElwee, Women's Ordination Conference

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Women%27s%20Ordination%20Conference%20logo%202.jpgJune 1, 2018 | In this week's Catholic Women Called video, Bridget Mary Meehan, a bishop with the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, reminds us that we are already making what some have called "impossible," possible. 

The bravery of the women of Catholic Women Called directly contradicts Archbishop Ladaria's assertion that the ban on women's ordination is doctrine definitively held. Catholic women hear and respond to God's call, no matter the cost. This, we know, is crystal clear. 

Kate McElwee, Executive Director, Women's Ordination Conference

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