Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Recommended readings: United Methodists aid the environment in Zimbabwe, Philippines

As noted a week ago, Christians around the world are currently celebrating the Season of Creation, which lasts until Oct. 5th. In the spirit of the Season of Creation, I would like to pass along two stories about United Methodists around the world working on behalf of the environment. Significantly, both stories come from the Central Conferences. As this blog has reported before, the Central Conferences are at least as concerned about environmental issues, if not more so, than the American church.

The first story details efforts by Africa University and United Methodist women's groups in Zimbabwe to respond to environmental hazards caused by the lack of appropriate disposal methods for disposable diapers.

The second story relates tree-planting efforts by United Methodist children and adults in the Philippines.

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