If This Is Not a Place

I’m way ahead of things here, but I find myself thinking about how the Church needs , and BADLY, (meaning URGENTLY) to begin re-orienting itself to address the Climate Crisis. And within that, there is the issue of BEING THAT PLACE where the growing numbers of people who are ecologically aware* can come and be in community.  Because if this Continue Reading

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Denial of the true costs of change we must undertake

The critic/opponents of Black Lives Matter seem identical to the opposition to MLK and the Civil Rights movement. Yet another example of a generation that has completely forgotten history, and repeating it. Really rankles that so many “Christians” are caught up in this. Much of this blame falls squarely on the churches, for ignoring this festering sore (and deeper infection) Continue Reading

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Naomi Klein: We Are Seeing the Shock Doctrine in Effect After Hurricanes Harvey & Irma | Democracy Now!

 the public’s money, which is really needed, should—in a sane world, it would be going towards paying for a transition to 100 percent renewable energy as quickly as technology allows, which is, in fact, very, very quickly, to be designed in a fair way, in a just way, which would mean that the people who have gotten the worst deal, Continue Reading

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Client Earth

This video introduces a law firm “Client Earth”, who work with governments across the world to do what China has discovered: It’s in their interests to WAKE THE HELL UP. The Church, also, has a Reformation to perform. Call it a “Recovery” if you prefer, but that “Recovery” will create a Reformation. Martin Luther wanted to “Recover” what he saw Continue Reading

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How far down the road can we look if we don’t look at today?

“Until a century or so ago, concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had been steady at around 260 to 280 parts per million for thousands of years. By last spring we raced past 410 parts per million and CO2 concentrations continue to steadily increase.” http://ow.ly/8JvY30f5YUb And , for me, I wonder just how long down this road we , as Continue Reading

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Abandoning Abundant Life

How many more “Record Storms” and “Record Floods” and “Record Wildfires” and “Record Heatwaves” and “100 year this and that” are we going to have to have before we start seeing churches , in masse, confessing as to their complicity in the biggest destruction and injustice known in human history? I’m talking sheer consequences and wide reach here, not any Continue Reading

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Predatory Delay

Clicking on a blank area, or on the time and date link in the Twitter link below (from the Twitter account of Alex Steffen) will show an entire thread of posts, introducing the notion of “Predatory delay”. This is the force we are facing now with our Climate Crisis. What Houston shows us, yet again, is that we live in a Continue Reading

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The EcoEcclesia Mission

To help educate the people of the church in matters of ecological concerns and draw on the resources of our theological traditions and Biblical narratives to recover an Ecotheology that will best serve us in a time of Climate Crisis. To help the church tell the stories that communicate the mission of the church in this ecologically demanding time. To Continue Reading

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Seeing Climate Crisis Denial as a Pastoral Care Issue

This article on Climate Crisis Denial (http://projectearth.us/why-you-shouldnt-call-climate-deniers-stupid-1797860254) and the comments on this shared by the folks at Years of Living Dangerously (see https://www.facebook.com/YearsOfLiving/posts/1462319603855093 )   highlights something else the church will have to start taking seriously as we try to comprehend and respond to the denial of our ecological situation in this culture. This is a matter of utmost importance Continue Reading

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