Articles tagged with Fossil Fuels & Mining

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.

 

 

See What Other Churches are Doing

Soup for You, a Desert Oasis and a Lenten Gas Tax

Here are a few examples of what MCCN Green Patchwork congregations are working on in 2017: Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, BC sustained several ongoing ministries: an annual electronics…

Read more

Thinkers and Doers Join at Rooted and Grounded Conference

From living stones to mining in Suriname, from climate change to solar panels, from biblical studies to immersion experiences, the third Rooted and Grounded conference at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary provided plenty of thought for those willing to think about relationships between humans, God and creation. “This conference blew my mind. I am not alone,” one attendee said.

Read The Mennonite’s write-up on the conference.

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