Articles tagged with Climate Change

Chapel Blocks Path of Gas Pipeline

The July 16, 2017 Washington Post ran an article about Catholic nuns in Lancaster, Pa., creating a chapel in the path of a proposed pipeline. They aim to protect their land from a gas company preparing to exercise the right of eminent domain.

The cause has Mennonite supporters as well. At a climate justice gathering at the Mennonite Church USA’s convention in Orlando in early July, Malinda Harnish Clatterbuck, one of the founders of Lancaster Against Pipelines, shared about her efforts to resist the plans to build new pipelines carrying fracked gas. Clatterbuck is associate pastor for children and youth at Community Mennonite Church in Lancaster, PA.

“I was so impressed and encouraged by her courage in non-violent direct action,” commented Ray Martin, founding donor of the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions.

 

 

Intersections, Summer 2017 

Responding to Climate Change 

Intersections is Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC’s) online quarterly on theory and practice related to international development. “Climate change is challenging MCC’s efforts to build healthy communities,…

Read more

Union of Concerned Scientists:

Top Ten Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Emissions 

Greening can feel like a jumbled array of little tips, some of which are not that effective. Jennifer Hiebert, the creation care liaison at Hyattsville Mennonite Church in Hyattsville, Maryland, recommends these resources from the Union of Concerned Scientists:

Cooler Smarter Top Ten List      Longer Excerpt: Cooler Smarter

The Cooler Smarter resources were part of the response at Hyattsville Mennonite Church, Hyattsville, MD, the Sunday President Trump announced his intent to leave the Paris Climate Agreement.

Not Just America First

Isaac Villegas, pastor of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, has a response to President Trump’s pulling out of the Paris Accord on Mennonite World Review’s site. See…

Read more

A sermon by Janeen Bertsche Johnson

Creation Waits With Eager Longing

This is an excerpt from a sermon on climate change that Janeen Bertsche Johnson preached at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind. The earlier part…

Read more

For in [Christ] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

Colossians 1:19 - 20