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?
So, here’s a bit from the Presbyterian website, on a page about an Advocacy Training” in April 2016: At Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day, we will take a look at how Presbyterians are working to address the suppression of political and economic rights of people of color, immigrants, workers, and the poor in our own country and abroad. We Continue Reading
A study on right wing “studies” article offers this depiction of “the arguments” the Right has vs Climate Change. Seems accurate. three basic messages: (1) Climate change isn’t happening. (2) If climate change were happening, that would still be OK, because climate change is good for you. (3) Even if climate change were happening and it was bad, the solution Continue Reading
Denial of science is MUCH MORE DESTRUCTIVE today than when the Church in the Middle Ages denied the science of Copernicus. It was an easy matter and of no real consequence for the life of the inhabitants of the planet that so many Christians fell in line with the old world view, “because the Bible.” Now, things are different. Ignoring Continue Reading
There’s no area of life and politics where “The Middle” is more damaging than in the Climate Crisis. It keeps people staying out of the topic and simply ignoring it, since , in the judgement of “The Middle”, it is “unsettled”. It caused a good friend of mine of 30 years to eventually cut off ties with me (which really Continue Reading
Just now, as I picked up a pile of papers and books to move it aside to make room to set my laptop on some table space near me, one of those books was my hardback copy of Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate. And the term “Everything” got me thinking. Just what is included in that Continue Reading
How often we forget (and ignore) what MLK did and said and wrote AFTER 1963, after “I have a Dream”…..He moved to link the various maladies of society to the larger problem of justice; to a “Cosmic bent toward justice”; to Vietnam and violence, to Economic justice (Poor People’s March, housng in Chicago, Memphis sanitation worker’s strike), and yes, even Continue Reading
“NBC could have asked Democratic candidates 1,000 smarter questions on climate change than this.” http://ow.ly/XdLLW And yet, as I look at the article expecting some examples of the 1000, scarcely little more time was spent in the article on this quesiton than NBC gave it.* (See update on this below) I think we have a real problem talking about this, Continue Reading
What follows is a comment I entered on the UMNS Facebook page under this post that asks the question: People thought President Kennedy was crazy when he shot for the moon. Leaders dream big. So what’s your church’s moonshot? So I offered this: I bet many could guess what I’m going to say. The “moon-shot” is actually a good illustration of Continue Reading