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OSJ Creation Care Update | March 12, 2018
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Project Update

The Climate Witness Project continues to gain partners and congregations. With 83 congregations in the United States and Canada, we’re well on our way to our goal of 100 congregations by July 1, 2018! Recently, Cal DeWitt and Katharine Hayhoe, two of the best-known names in Christian environmentalism signed on as CWP partners. Today, well over 600 CWP partners are working alongside Cal and Katharine to mitigate the worst effects of climate change through worship, education, energy stewardship and advocacy.

Let’s keep up the momentum!

Steve Mulder
CWP Coordinator

P.S. Next month, there will be a special Earth Day Fundraising opportunity for the Climate Witness Project. We’ll keep you updated with the details as the day gets closer!

Join the We Are Still In Movement!

The We Are Still In movement is a collaboration of business, state, local and tribal governments and faith based groups who want to see the U.S. do everything we can to lower carbon emissions. This is an opportunity for CWP groups to demonstrate our commitment to climate action and to being wise stewards of God’s earth. We are encouraging CWP groups to join the movement as well and to add their group’s name to the growing list of faith organizations who are saying, “we are still in!” With more than 2,500 signatories, We Are Still In is the largest network of local leaders, cities, tribes, counties, states, faith organizations and communities, stakeholders, colleges and universities, and businesses who have committed to acting on climate and keeping the commitments the U.S. made in the Paris Agreement. Talk to other CWP members in your congregation, fill in this form, and we will do the rest to get your group signed up.  

Creation Care Preaching Challenge Sermons

You can now read all of the Creation Care Preaching Challenge submissions! Thank you to everyone who participated for helping us to reflect on the Bible's teachings about creation care. Have a look...and get inspired.

Adaptation Projects

World Renew is committed to helping small farmers feed their families and earn extra income through sustainable agriculture practices that protect and nourish the land. Learn more about how farmers are adapting to climate change and how you can contribute to their innovative projects at worldrenew.net/creationcare.

How Agroecology Can Prevent Climate Change

“Agroecology, also known as ecological or sustainable regenerative agriculture, is not a new practice...It is basically the practice of producing food while sustaining or even improving the environment.” Read more about agroecology here.

Keep Sharing Your Ideas!

We’re still accepting submissions for the new crowd-sourced creation worship resource. Recently, Resonate Global Mission joined on as a partner, and we’ve received some great submissions so far! Do you have a creation-themed worship resource or idea that you’d be willing to share? We want to see it! Learn more here about how to submit your resource(s). Submissions are due Apr. 30.

House Climate Solutions Update 

The House Climate Solutions Caucus welcomed its latest members on Wednesday, bringing total membership to 72! Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton and Jenniffer González-Colón form the latest pair to join the Climate Solutions Caucus. Rep. González-Colón, the first member of Congress from Puerto Rico to join the caucus, referenced Hurricane Maria and the island’s “firsthand” experience with climate change as a reason for her desire to prioritize climate action. In other news, six Climate Solutions Caucus members, led by Rep. Daniel Lipinski, recently introduced the Challenges & Prizes for Climate Act of 2018, a bill encouraging creative actions on climate solutions challenges. Encourage your Representative to join this growing caucus!

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