Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day.  Earth Day started in the United States, coming out of the work of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson (who was not religious as an adult, but attended a Methodist church growing up).  It has since spread internationally.  The Earth Day Network does work in 192 countries.

United Methodists have been among those continuing on the tradition of concern for the earth, enacting biblical principles of stewardship.  This video shows some of the good work that UMC churches are doing around the United States on behalf of the environment:  Another important Methodist to watch in this regard is Bill McKibben, noted environmental activist and Methodist Sunday school teacher.

The environment is a global concern, though, and The UMC is a global church.  How is The United Methodist Church working to present a global witness to our responsibility to be good stewards of God's creation?

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