I’m so sick of “Emo Prog”, “angry” characterizations, which leave me feeling that it is “politically uncorrect” to be angry at what has happened to our bought and sold “Democracy” (and there, I revealed my own ANGER. Please set aside your “measured” position and look at just why this anger exists, and spare me the argument that it is “extreme”, Continue Reading
Naomi Klein: “it’s about changing the paradigm of a culture that is based on separateness from nature, that is based on the idea that we can dominate nature, that we are the boss, that we are in charge. Climate change challenges all of that. ” http://ow.ly/XWn4P And that, my friends, is (or SHOULD be) Eco Theology 101 (and in its Continue Reading
One could say that it has been 25 years since the world has really begun to hear the most pressing concerns of the Climate Science community. Since then, we really don’t have any excuses for how long we’ve allowed things to simply continue (to continue systematically poisoning the ecosystem in unprecedented ways; “unprecedented” in the history of the planet. Continue Reading
This morning, I commeneted on yet another UMNS articl.e about the UMC’s upcoming General Conference 2016, and the “Preview to General Conference debate on homosexuality” (or, the “Continuation of the same debates” on homosexuality, while avoiding and pushing aside the far deeper danger and peril of the Climate Crisis”). I wrote this: Speaking of “trust the authority of Scripture”, what Continue Reading
A liink “Care for the Earth” under “Justice” So most are on an even par with one another. Nothing on the Home pages, some dropdown links, mostly requiring a click down to a further listing under what is obviously considered a “Larger” category. Perhaps it is, but the same can be said about ANY theological issue; that it belongs under Continue Reading
There’s a menu dropdown titled “Advocate for Justice” which includes “Understand the issues”, so selecting this from the dropdown yields a page that includes “Environment” with two links, compared to 8-12 listings under other areas like “Economic Justice”. All of this sure shouts to me that some serious updating of their categories and thinking about Climate is in order. They Continue Reading
This page : http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/eco-justice under the “Ministries” tab actually shows up as a drop down from the Home page, so they have the best “presence” yet found. This is not exactly a glowing report. As I have been maintaining, this seems to me to be warranting a significant, theologically challenging and reformation-inducing confrontation that strikes at the core of who Continue Reading
Wow, the American Baptist Church lists nothing indicating Climate concerns on a page “All ABC Ministries“, which would have netted them a “second level mention”, but to not crack that list of some 30 or more Ministries? Really?
I found it under “Resources” : a link to “Care for Creation“. This is a positive mark. But my underlying message in undertaking this little survey of Denominational Websites is to ask the question: Why isn’t the Climate Crisis considered enough of a clear and present danger that it warrants SOME MENTION on the HOME PAGE?