I am hoping that this is the case. Â It needs to happen, Â no matter what the strongest factors may be. Â It needs to happen , Â at the very least, Â because of the sheer scientific evidence and the consensus around that evidence. Â There is a gathering this week on Thursday : “Coming Together in Faith on Climate”, Â which is an ecumenical effort to bring the Pope’s message home to all the churches in America (and beyond). Â I have been scanning the UMC website and ther News items, Â looking for signs of consciousness. Â Since beginning this effort, Â I have been deeply concerned about the state of the coverage. Â Nearly nil. Â Not that there aren’t pockets of activity and small organizations seeking to bring their churches to a more conscious and intentional stance and mobilization. There certainly are. Â This needs to be picked up by the UMC media, Â at the very least because they are distinctively UMC efforts, Â but a case can be made that the UMC and ll the denominations need to get beyond their denominational narcissism and proclaim the message that is not only inter-denominational, Â but intra-religious, cutting across all theologies and calling them to an eco-renaissance or recovery. Â This means a reformation; Â a recovery of narratives that have been subsumed by a technological, extractive, Â “instrumental” stance toward creation that hasÂ resulted in disastrous global effects on ecosystems. Our theology MUST shift to take note of this, Â and speak a word about this from those elements we recover when we look again and anew at what our theological heritage can tell us. Â And repent of those assimilations that we have allowed to cause us to veer askew into ecotheological heresy. Â In other words, Â just HERESY.