This Friday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. Caring for creation is a deeply spiritual and Christian act. God did not give us this beautiful planet to exploit and use for personal gain, but to be faithful stewards and to allow it to sustain life for all people.
A few resources to share with you this earth day:
Find out what the United Methodist Church says about the church’s responsibility for creation care.
“All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it.” – opening statement about the Natural World from our Social Principles
Donate to plant a tree and help fight climate change
Take other steps of action by reducing your footprint, signing petitions, buy local produce, start composting, use less plastic, recycle and more
Watch this powerful video:
On 23 September 2014, 26 year old poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands, addressed the Opening Ceremony of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit. Kathy was selected from among over 500 civil society candidates in an open, global nomination process conducted by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service.
Kathy performed a new poem entitled “Dear Matafele Peinem”, written to her daughter. The poem received a standing ovation. Kathy is also a teacher, journalist and founder of the environmental NGO, Jo-jikum.