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40 Religious Groups Practicing Creation Care with Wind Turbines

Creation Care manifested in Wind PowerThis blog complements “Solar Spirit” – 50 Religious Groups Practicing Creation Care with Solar Panels, posted March 6.

Creation Care merges faith with proactive solutions to protect God’s creation. Next week, the season of Lent begins for millions of faithful people around the world. To mirror the 40 days of Lent, here are 40 churches, religious schools and faith-based organizations around the world that are putting their faith to work by promoting wind energy.

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ChurchPlaza is First Church Seating Provider to Comply with US, International Health Standards

Florida-based company proud to offer safest, highest quality church chairs on the market

ChurchPlaza (www.churchplaza.com), a 28 year old Sarasota, Florida-based national and international provider of church chairs, church seating and other quality products to the large American and International church markets, announced that it is the first church and sanctuary chair provider in the world to announce full compliance with all existing and pending US, International and Industry Association standards regarding raw materials and components used in ChurchPlaza church chairs.

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Caring for Creation Conference 2014 moves to Atlanta

Caring for Creation Conference 2014United Methodist Church hosts Interfaith Conference on Faith, Creation Care and Sustainability

February 6-10 will be an exciting time for people of all faiths in Atlanta. The United Methodist Church will be hosting the interfaith Caring for Creation Conference at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.

The Conference will highlight renowned Dr. Matthew Sleeth and his wife Nancy as keynote presenters of the conference. A former emergency room physician, Dr. Matthew Sleeth felt like he was straightening deck chairs on the Titanic saving a patient at a time while the whole ship (Earth) was going down. Together with his wife and two children, he began to bring his lifestyle in line with his values, cutting back on their fossil fuel by two thirds and electricity use by nine tenths. Following a new calling, Dr. Sleeth resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of the ER to teach, preach, and write about faith and the environment throughout the country.

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Earth Stewards Talk Trash

In a recent interview, Wendell Berry declared, “We don’t have a right to ask whether we’re going to succeed or not. The only question we have a right to ask is what’s the right thing to do? What does this earth require of us if we want to continue to live on it?”  When you think about it, isn’t this principle at the core of our being as Christians?  In fact, it echoes the sentiments of the WWJD (What would Jesus do?) bracelets.

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Bridging Faith and Science to Fight Climate Change

Congressman John Lewis speaks at an #ActonClimate event, Ebenezer Baptist Church“We must find common ground or we lose all ground.”  Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley

Over the weekend, an impressive line up of community leaders gathered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in downtown Atlanta, Ga. to show support for President Obama’s Climate Change Plan as a part of the larger ‘I Will #ActOnClimate’ campaign.  The event, which was only publicized locally this week, gathered an impressive and diverse crowd—from local residents to environmental advocates to  tourists visiting the National Historic Site–all dropping by to hear the inspiring words from the speakers. 

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