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Posted on 07/11/2019 10:44:10 PM PDT by robowombat
Methodist Church recognises a climate emergency
Faced with a climate emergency the Methodist Conference has called on the UK to achieve net zero emissions well before 2050.
This follows recent initiatives including participation in the #TheTimeIsNow Climate Coalition lobby of MPs in London last month as well as engagement with investor bodies on reducing humanitys global carbon footprint.
Single use plastics were singled out at the week-long Conference, being held at the NEC in Birmingham, with single use water bottles or cups unavailable for use by representatives.
The Conference encouraged its members and churches to reduce plastic pollution and for church cafés to consider signing up to a refill scheme, offering free refills for water bottles.
Earlier this year the Methodist Church launched Eco Circuits and Eco Districts in partnership with A Rocha, a Christian organisation engaging communities in nature conservation. The first Methodist Church to receive a Gold Eco Church Award was announced in June as Stratford-upon-Avon Methodist Church.
Barbara Glasson, President of the Conference, who walked 133 miles along canal towpaths to the Conference raising funds for communities across the world affected by climate change, said:
As a Church we believe in the possibility of transformation. Our church has heard the voice of communities around the world that are already suffering severe consequences of climate change.
Our response must be both individual and corporate to do all we can to tread more lightly on the earth.
Steve Hucklesby, Policy Adviser for the Methodist Church said:
Next year the critical COP26 international climate summit may well be hosted in London. Our nation has the opportunity to provide inspiration for others. The UK must back up targets with clear policies and urgent investment to bring about a zero carbon future.
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Sounds like they are losing or have lost their trust in God who controls all things.
It’s still not settled science!
Hey Methodists- the earth and mankind are gonna be just fine for at the very least, another 1007 years- know how i know? Because the tribulation hasn’t happened yet, not has Christ’s 1000 year reign on earth- this earth- which will be fine-
So stop believing and spreading Satan’s lie- there is no ‘Earth Crisis’ going on
Two errors in my post. (1) Its John Wesley and (2) some sort versus ‘some sore’.
Sorry, long day.
>> Yes indeed folks the is the Methodist Church of Great Britain, the one John and Whitefield began.
Irrelevant, really. The opportunistic climate loons are in every church, every synagogue, every mosque — as far as “faith” is concerned.
I recognize a paid for Political ad too!
Cor blimey, what’s that bright object in the sky? Anyone know?
Run, it’s a climate emergency. The sun is casting shadows in England. God help us.
Was going to write exactly that. It seems we have become God and can control or damage the climate. While I do believe in being a good steward of Gods gifts to us I also believe that His hands are on everything and our safety and our eternal futures are totally in His hands
Methodists are going full Episcopalian. You never go full Episcopalian.
Did not know we have scientists in the Methodist church hierarchy
Don’t forget the Methodist Church has also been anti 2nd amendment for over 15 years too.
The climate emergency began 20,000 years ago when the last ice age ended, all on its own, with no human involvement.
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