World leaders will gather in Paris, France, Nov. 30-Dec. 11 to forge an international agreement to address the Earth’s changing climate. United Methodists from around the world also will attend to advocate for a just agreement that protects God's people and God's planet.
Our denomination has tremendous gifts — rooted in the relationships, experiences and diverse contexts of our worldwide connection — to bring to these conversations.
“Our denomination has tremendous gifts — rooted in the relationships, experiences and diverse contexts of our worldwide connection — to bring to these conversations,” said John Hill, assistant general secretary for Advocacy & Organizing at the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). “From the islands of the Philippines to the Appalachian Mountains in the United States, United Methodists are faithfully responding to God’s call to care for creation and challenge systems of injustice.”
In the lead-up to these negotiations, GBCS will be sharing stories and offering resources to question, reflect, pray and act.
Caring for God’s planet
Week one will explore what The United Methodist Church says about addressing climate change and caring for God’s planet. The resource is available at Warm Hearts, Cool Climate.
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