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2016 United Methodist Church National Creation Care Conference announces theme - Sowing Seeds: Where Food and Faith Meet

Sowing Seeds: Where food and faith meetConference will address availability, clean food and food justice issues

Rev. Pat Watkins, missionary for the General Board of Global Ministries serving in the Ministry of God’s Renewed Creation, has announced the theme for the 2016 National Creation Care Conference. Focusing on the complex interplay amongst food, ethics and the environment, "Sowing Seeds: Where Food and Faith Meet" will be held on April 8 and 9, 2016 at Decatur First United Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia. Rev Watkins states: “There is something we all have in common: food. Regardless of socio-economic status, every man, woman and child deserves access to whole, plentiful, nutritionally dense food. And yet many, even here in the US, still do not. What is our responsibility to the world as people of faith in regards to food scarcity and policies? We’ll explore those issues and more at the 2016 Conference.”

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Tipping Point: Will Latinos Follow Pope Francis’s Lead on the Environment?

Recent survey shows Latinos overwhelming support the pope’s call to defend God’s creation as nearly 80% say they are already experiencing the effects of climate change.

The first-ever address by a pope to Congress is expected to fill the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as hundreds of thousands gather to watch as it is being live-broadcast around the world. Pope Francis will speak to our nation’s leaders on the moral responsibility for social action. Most notably for my work, the pontiff will highlight his call to defend God’s creation set forth in his historic papal encyclical, Laudato Si, released this summer.

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Heartland Institute Experts React to Pope Francis’s Comments about the Climate Before Congress

Pope Francis delivered a speech before Congress that touched on many issues, including his concern that modern industrial society is doing irreparable harm to the planet. The pope repeated his “call for a courageous and responsible effort to redirect our steps, and to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity.”

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Can Pope Francis Mobilize Latinos That Care About the Environment?

Recent survey shows Latinos overwhelming support the Pope’s call to defend God’s creation as nearly 80% say they are already experiencing the effects of climate change.

 

Latino Decisions in partnership with GreenLatinos and Earthjustice conducted a national survey of Latino registered voters and their attitudes toward the environment. The survey, fielded between June 24 and July 8, is based on a national sample of 1,200 Latino registered voters who were interviewed by landline, cell and online in English and Spanish. The survey was initially released on Aug, 18, 2015. The final remaining questions regarding Pope Francis and Latino environmental values are being released in conjunction with the Pontiff’s historic visit to the U.S. The survey has a nominal margin-of-error of +/- 2.8%.

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Environment Ministers from over 50 Muslim countries agree on “Declaration for Environmental Protection”

The 6th Islamic conference of Envronment Ministers held in Rabat, Morocco on 8 - 9 October 2015 (the largest convening of Muslim-world Environment Ministers), facilitates agreement amongst Environment Ministers on a number of steps to tackle climate change and challenges facing sustainable development.

The conference was organised by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in conjunction with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) under the patronage of the Kingdom of Morocco.

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Evangelicals Support President Obama’s EPA Climate Change Regulation

Evangelicals Support President Obama’s EPA Climate Change RegulationOver 170 senior evangelical leaders from across the country sent President Obama a letter offering their support for his leadership on climate change, specifically for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) carbon pollution regulation known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP) to be released next week. They joined nearly 230,000 pro-life Christians who sent supportive messages to the EPA in favor of the regulation.

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