Ecology and Environment News

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13 Sep
At a time when the impact of climate change is on the front page of nearly every newspaper, magazine and web page, churches around the world are calling for a renewed commitment towards the environment and ecosystems.
31 Aug
The World Council of Churches (WCC) has joined in a call to observe Thursday 1 September through Tuesday 4 October 2011 as a time for prayer, reflection and re-dedication regarding care for and just use of God’s gifts in nature.
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24 May
Exploring how churches can positively respond to the challenge of climate change and environmental destruction was the aim of one of the workshops of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) Friday in Kingston, Jamaica.
Rev. Tafue M. Lusama (pic courtesy WCC)
22 May
Tuvalu, a Polynesian island nation in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia, is home to more than 11,000 people, whose very existence, which at one time was tied to the ocean and its bounty, is now threatened by rising ocean water levels.
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15 Dec
The Cancun Agreement, adopted by the vast majority of parties at the United Nations climate change conference (COP16) in the early morning hours of 11 December, gives guarded hope to churches and civil society groups who had called for decisive action by the world's governments. In an improvement on the process that led to the much-criticized Copenhagen Accord last year, the president of the conference managed to keep the climate negotiations in the multilateral track and make some, although insufficient, steps forward.
30 Nov
Food rights experts are cautioning Africa to be wary of what may amount to land grabbing by foreign companies who want to produce bio-fuel crops and food for their home markets.
Climate Change Now (pic courtesy WCC)
19 Nov
People around the globe are called to put their names and faces behind the call for strong international action on climate change. An international coalition of Christian organizations is organizing a photo petition that will bring the messages of all those who care for creation to the United Nations climate talks.
Swop Shop program begins in Knysna (pic courtesy The Herald)
18 Oct
A rubbish-swopping initiative has been launched in Knysna’s Concordia area where children can exchange recyclable refuse for basic items such as food, toiletries and stationery.
11 Oct
Environment groups are gearing up for what they say will be the world's biggest day of climate change action on Sunday, hoping their grassroots movement will inspire reluctant world leaders.
11 Oct
On Friday 15 October from 18:00 – 21:00 and Saturday 16 October from 9:00 – 17:00, Mennonite Central Committee will be hosting a Farming God’s Way introductory training and refresher course.