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Leveraging MRTIís Christian witness to climate change
The Presbyterian Outlook ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Kerri Allen

Posted on 06/12/2018 1:14:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

We live in times where moral ambiguity can have devastating and even deadly consequences. When it comes to the reality of climate change, there is no ambiguity of the disastrous impact of human degradation of the planet. Just in the past two weeks, a Harvard University study estimates that over 4,500 lives were lost as a consequence of Hurricane Maria. Well over a decade following Hurricane Katrina, white New Orleans has recovered; black New Orleans has not. See a pattern here? The devastating effects of climate change are undeniable, as is this disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable communities throughout the globe.

I believe the work of the Spirit is tangible in the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment’s (MRTI) report. MRTI is asking the 223rd General Assembly not to “stay the course,” but to provide the opportunity to remain a partner as part of the Climate Action 100+, a newly created collaborative course that brings unprecedented pressure on companies (not just fossil fuel) across the globe that do the most harm to God’s planet. As partners in Climate Action 100+, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is part of a potentially game-changing initiative.

I am grateful for the grassroots efforts that have kept this critical justice issue at the forefront of our conversations and engagements. Within our denomination, Fossil Free PCUSA and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship have pushed us and, in turn, pushed companies on this issue. We agree with these voices that change needs to occur. I believe that it is these global grassroots efforts that have contributed to the creation of an audacious coalition of Climate Action 100+, and this is evidence of the Holy Spirit’s creative energy at work in our midst.

(Excerpt) Read more at pres-outlook.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: doomsdaycult; fakescience; gaiaism; globalwarming; godgap; hoax; propaganda; religiousleft; socialism
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KERRI ALLEN is a member of the MRTI environmental and climate change committee and the Advocacy Committee on Women’s Concerns’ representative to MRTI. She lives in Chicago.

1 posted on 06/12/2018 1:14:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“New Orleans has recovered; black New Orleans has not.”

Says who?


2 posted on 06/12/2018 1:15:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

so not believing in climate change is racist now?

You know, I used to think that lefists were insane, but I now see that they are so much worse than merely insane.


3 posted on 06/12/2018 1:16:40 PM PDT by txnativegop (The political left, Mankinds intellectual hemlock)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

SJW wolves in sheep’s clothing...


4 posted on 06/12/2018 1:22:06 PM PDT by afsnco (18 of 20 in AF JAG)
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To: afsnco

Satan in sheep’s clothing.


5 posted on 06/12/2018 1:26:38 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She is an idiot. So are members of this group


6 posted on 06/12/2018 1:27:21 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the cloudsbecause laser power diminishes very quickly with distance moreover bea)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I thought the Presbyterian Church was Calvinist?


7 posted on 06/12/2018 1:28:26 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: BenLurkin
“New Orleans has recovered; black New Orleans has not.”

Why? Was there a different climate?

8 posted on 06/12/2018 1:36:37 PM PDT by Gil4 (And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, ax and saw)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

PC-USA doesn’t really qualify as a church anymore. Perhaps they are a cut above the Unitarians, but just by a little.


9 posted on 06/12/2018 1:42:30 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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10 posted on 06/12/2018 1:43:58 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a giant nuclear furnace that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


11 posted on 06/12/2018 1:44:09 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
The PC-USA has thrown away sola scriptura for PC "traditions".
12 posted on 06/12/2018 1:46:07 PM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

The second PC is for “politically correct”. I should have spelled it out, given the circumstances.


13 posted on 06/12/2018 1:47:43 PM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Whow!ANOTHER “STUDY”! WHOOW! I am so “not impressed.

These clowns need to get their food digging ditches instead of sitting behind computers producing fake “STUDIES”.


14 posted on 06/12/2018 1:50:39 PM PDT by Herakles (Diversity is a globalist scam for power!)
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To: BenLurkin

Who paid for those old statues being dismantled?

#Priorities


15 posted on 06/12/2018 1:53:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it?)
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To: txnativegop

Stalinists lie. Always

George Orwell wrote a couple of books about it 70 years ago


16 posted on 06/12/2018 1:54:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it?)
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To: El Cid

Partyline Communists


17 posted on 06/12/2018 1:55:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it?)
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To: BenLurkin
"Well over a decade following Hurricane Katrina, white New Orleans has recovered; black New Orleans has not."

I recall being glued to the TV during Katrina; I also recall Mayor Mayor Nagin made a lot of missteps which involved Black residents waiting too long to leave the city. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La. used the National Guard to take him to his house to retrieve cash from his freezer. Senator Mary Landrieu, in some sort of spat with help from the outside...days and hours of warnings about Katrina, to leave town but when those that had cars did, only one side of the freeway was open; unbelievable. The Blacks were so use to someone guiding them and three generations at least living on the government tit. That of course was/is part of the Democrat Plantation. So what's the problem?

18 posted on 06/12/2018 2:05:56 PM PDT by yoe
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To: abclily
"Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?"

Answer: They don't plan anything, they just want your money in the form of taxes...for breathing.

19 posted on 06/12/2018 2:10:05 PM PDT by yoe
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No wonder Presbyterian Churches around here have been closing at a faster rate then Kmart stores.


20 posted on 06/12/2018 2:18:18 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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