Friday, April 23, 2021

Recommended Reading: UMC Agencies Commit to Net-Zero Emissions

Yesterday, on Earth Day, 11 of The United Methodist Church's boards and agencies announced a joint commitment to move towards net-zero emissions by 2050. See the text of the joint announcement, the joint press release, and the UMNS article about the announcement. The announcement represents the first such commitment by denominational mission agencies to a net-zero goal. It reflects a growing realization of the dangers caused by climate change and a growing recognition of the importance of climate care as a form of Christian mission and ministry. The commitment stems in part from the ministry of Rev. Jenny Phillips, who has written about the importance of "zero-emission mission" in a chapter in a newly-released book, The Practice of Mission in Global Methodism, edited by UM & Global blogmaster David W. Scott and Darryl W. Stephens.

1 comment:

  1. I hope that UM Board of Pensions is fully committed to maximizing the returns on my lifesavings that are invested in Wespath. I and countless of UM clergy are as concerned with the viability of our retirement funds as they are about using our retirement funds to pursue climate justice. My faithful contributions deserve an excellent investment plan.!/page:1