January 2018

America’s Climate Refugees and the Church

by Daniel Bellerose on January 30, 2018

It has been all over the news. The New York Times, National Geographic, Mother Jones, and even USA Today have published articles about it. Even the United States is susceptible to the threat of population displacement due to climate change. Read more…

Faith in action: Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus

by Daniel Bellerose on January 25, 2018

Two years ago, two Congressmen from South Florida, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), and Rep. Ted Deutch started the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. It was the first of its kind, in an attempt to find climate solutions that Representatives from both sides of the political spectrum could agree on so that real, substantive change could be made. Read more…

EMU and MCC alumnus photojournalism published in SAGE magazine

by Daniel Bellerose on January 22, 2018

James Souder graduated from EMU in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sustainability and went on to complete MCC’s SALT program in 2016. During that time, he worked as a photojournalist, documenting “the impacts of climate change on agriculture in Burkina Faso, and the innovative solutions… communities have responded with.” Read more…

Summary: Intersections – Responding to climate change

by Daniel Bellerose on January 18, 2018

Mennonite Central Committee’s work in the Global South focuses on building healthy communities, creating sustainable livelihoods, and promoting peace. Their work is consistently challenged by climate change, as severe weather patterns, altered water systems and population displacement contend directly with the health of the community. Read more…

MLK’s ‘beloved community’ as a framework for understanding climate change

by Daniel Bellerose on January 15, 2018

When Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned a world with civil rights for all, he envisioned what many have called the ‘beloved community’. Read more…

Organization Highlight: Mennonite Creation Care Network

by Daniel Bellerose on January 12, 2018

Our first organization highlight of the year is Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN), who have been actively working to create a faith-based network for creation care in the Mennonite church since 2006. Read more…

Center helps fund Earthkeepers mini-grants at EMU

by Daniel Bellerose on January 4, 2018

This past year, in collaboration with Eastern Mennonite University’s Earthkeepers, and Creation Care Council, the Center helped fund $2000 in mini-grants to six different projects around the EMU community. Read more…