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Evangelicals call on Wheeler’s EPA to put our children first, not big oil and coal

Yesterday, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned because of numerous scandals.  Sadly, we in the evangelical church are all too familiar with disgraces. Over the years, many Christians have lost their way and fallen, even some of our most visible leaders. Rev. Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network As evangelicals we will pray […]

The Climate Mobilization Project says we need to go to war footing to beat climate change

A major challenge to organizing and advocacy around climate change is how even to approach a problem so large, complex, and gradually advancing (although it feels less gradual with every year, to be honest). An advocacy group that launched in 2014 has one answer—we respond like we’re at war. By Tate Williams Inside Philanthropy For the Climate Mobilization […]

June 25th

Fossil Fuel Divestment: World religious leaders meet to push $10 Trillion into positive investment

Financial investors and leaders of more than 30 different faith traditions representing over 500 faith investment groups from eight religions and around three trillion dollars in assets, will meet in Switzerland this month, together with representatives of the UN and some key ethical “impact” investment funds, for a unique international meeting on Faith in Finance. They […]

October 28th

Catholic institutions divest from fossil fuels

A group of 40 Catholic institutions have announced their divestment from fossil fuels. Co-ordinated by the Global Catholic Climate Movement, this is the largest joint Catholic divestment announcement to date. By Bright Now Operation Noah’s campaign toward fossil free churches The divestment commitments come from organisations around the world, including a Catholic bishops’ conference and a Catholic bank  […]

October 22nd

The repeal of the Clean Power Plan and what it means for us

Scott Pruitt recently announced the repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a landmark climate change rule which would have dramatically cleaned up the way we produce energy. To understand why Reform Judaism opposes the repeal and the impact of the decision, it is important to know some of the history behind the CPP. The Clean Power Plan is […]

October 10th

Clean Power Plan: Pro-life Christians say Trump is taking us in the wrong direction

We are profoundly disappointed in the announcement today by Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that the agency would formally begin the roll-back of the Clean Power Plan, which required utilities to reduce their carbon pollution.  The Clean Power Plan had strong support from pro-life Christians; nearly 230,000 pro-life Christians signed our […]

October 10th

Evangelicals oppose messing with methane rules

Fixing natural gas leaks on public lands is pro-life and good stewardship.  That is why we oppose the Trump Administration’s proposal to delay and then weaken the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) regulation to reduce methane pollution on public lands under BLM’s jurisdiction.  This regulation or rule was released in November 2016. By Rev. Mitch Hescox President/CEO […]

October 8th