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Iconic Virginia church facing up to climate change

The church, in Norfolk, VA has seen increasing flooding in recent years. They may have been hoping these incidents were one-offs, but now the blinders are off and they have chosen to accept the reality of increasing sea level rise and increased flooding.

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Catholic groups withdraw investments from coal, oil and gas

In a move against climate change, at a time when Donald Trump is considering withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement,

Nine Catholic organizations from around the world have announced they are divesting their savings from coal, oil and gas companies in a joint bid to fight climate change.

According to Religion News, those nine organizations include the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, “the Mission Congregation of the Servants of the Holy Spirit, the Italian Diocese of Pescara, Il Dialogo, the Italian Jesuits, the […]

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Bishops from across the church respond to Climate Change Executive order

Fifteen bishops have issued a joint statement in response to the recent executive orders undoing the previous administrations efforts to respond effectively to climate change.  The entire statement is below.

 

 

We live in a time of unprecedented global change spanning scientific discovery, technological innovation, and human development. This extraordinary moment offers an equally unprecedented opportunity to leverage our abundant resources for positive and scalable societal impact. As bishops of the Episcopal Church, we believe that climate change menaces the lifeblood of […]

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A voice of hope from South Africa

The The Revd Dr Rachel Mash is the Co-ordinator for the Anglican Church of South Africa’s Environmental Network. In this essay from ACNS, she shares her hopes, rooted in her faith, for 2017 and beyond

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ACANZ&P commits to strategic disaster preparedness & response regarding climate change

A review by climate scientists of aerial & satellite photos of Pacific Islands between 1947 and 2014 shows that five vegetated reef islands have vanished beneath the waves and six additional islands display severe shoreline erosion. A member of General Synod from Dio Polynesia, Fe’iloakitau Kaho Tevi, enlightened members to more stark reality on the ground, stating seven islands have disappeared just since the Paris climate accords.

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