Putting our faith into climate action

Following last week's post, which explored what The United Methodist Church believes about climate justice, this week's Warm Hearts, Cool Climate takes a look at what United Methodists are doing plus some opportunities to engage.

Every day there are opportunities to put our faith into action to bring about concrete change in the world.

"Climate justice can seem an impossibly large issue to tackle," said John Hill, assistant general secretary for Advocacy & Organizing at the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). "But what I love about our work together on economic and environmental concerns is that every day there are opportunities to put our faith into action to bring about concrete change in the world. And as we call for bold leadership by our elected officials, we can, through daily acts of discipleship, transform ourselves and our communities."

In an effort to influence decision-makers, GBCS is encouraging United Methodists to sign the Faith Climate Petition, an interfaith petition calling on leaders to adress climate change issues. Beyond advocating for a strong agreement in Paris, there is also an opportunity to provide a personal pledge of sustainability.

You can find the second installment of Warm Hearts, Cool Climate with more information for engagement here.

John Hill will be traveling to Paris, France with a group of United Methodists from around the world to help lift up the faith voice at the climate change negotiations next month.

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Our partners at United Methodist Women and Caretakers of God's Creation are engaging in strong climate justice initiatives that strengthen the collective United Methodist response to the climate crisis.

Find out how The United Methodist Building is practicing care of creation as a tenet of our faith.

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