A network of voices

weaving a web of care for God's creation

Film:

Green Gold

This 48-minute documentary features the work of filmmaker and ecologist John D. Liu. Green Gold argues that it is possible to rehabilitate degraded ecosystems on a large scale and explains how. The film includes both chilling panoramas showing how centuries of overgrazing and agriculture can denude an area and also hopeful stories of recovery.

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.

The Killing of Environmental Activists

Joe Cook is the MCCN creation care liaison at San Antonio Mennonite Church, San Antonio, TX. He recently wrote an article and shared links about environmental martyrs such as Berta Caceres and Sister Dorothy Stang. The former opposed a dam in Honduras and the latter logging in the Amazon rain forest in Brazil.

Other topics Joe has pursued recently on his blog on San Antonio Mennonite’s site include the future of the coal industry and environmental refugees.

On Race and Environment:

“Our Reality Determines the Focus and Level of Our Activism”

Lawrence Jennings of Infinity Mennonite Church in Harlem, New York City, is a leader at GreenFaith and a member of MCCN. He works closely with faith communities and inner city and “frontline” groups that often are overlooked or excluded. Read his piece on the relationship between environmental justice issues, social justice and civil rights.

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