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General Assembly adopts ‘green’ resolution

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS CARBON NEUTRALITY Targets Carbon Neutrality by 2030, Carbon Positive by 2035 Indianapolis (July 10, 2017) — today nearly 4,000 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) leaders voted to commit themselves to achieve zero net impact on our climate. The historic resolution was adopted by the 2017 General Assembly meeting in […]

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Posted on July 10, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Assembly, General Ministries
Climate protection rollbacks threaten God’s creation and the most vulnerable

On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and possibly repeal the Clean Power Plan and carbon pollution standards for new power plants. The executive order takes aim at several important climate change protections intended to safeguard God’s creation and public health. Rev. Dr. […]

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Posted on April 6, 2017
Filed under: Sharon's Blog
A statement of gratitude to Native Americans and First Peoples

from the Justice Table In Utah, a coalition of five tribes have a proposal on the table to assist the Department of the Interior with the management of Bears Ears Wildlife Refuge, a proposed project awaiting federal approval. And in the far north, the Gwich’in people are advocating for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife […]

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Region takes up ‘green’ challenge

by Stephen Patten While completing their studies at Claremont School of Theology, Sadie Mizisin-Cullumber, Al Lopez, and Stephen Patten, came to understand the important theological connection between creation care and the present climate dilemma. It is their understanding that a robust systematic theology must include a prominent place for an ecological spirituality. They were greatly […]

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Posted on September 12, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, People, Regions
Midway Christian Church ‘Cool Congregation’ runner up

by Rev. Heather McColl Midway Christian Church (DOC) is located in the small historic community of Midway, Kentucky in the beautiful Bluegrass area of Central Kentucky.  The town is home to Midway University, a Disciples of Christ affiliated school.  The congregation was pleased to learn of being selected as a Cool Challenge Congregation Runner Up […]

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Posted on May 25, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General
Green Chalice offers tips for lighter impact

On April 12, Disciples Home Missions hosted other Disciple Center staff for a celebration of Earth Day with everything from fun facts to gummi worms and beautiful plants. Green Chalice provided the following ideas for living a little “greener.” 16 Things You Can Do To Walk More Gently on the Earth Carry your own cup […]

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Posted on April 13, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Resources