Environment

Mission and Ministry
Hikers make their way across Kennicott Glacier near McCarthy, Alaska, in 2021. Scientists say glaciers worldwide are projected to lose anywhere from 18% to 36% of their mass by 2100, resulting in almost 10 inches of sea level rise. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Report released on church’s net-zero efforts

Church officials are maintaining a delicate balance between meeting the goal of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions and running effective ministries that use energy. A one-year progress report was issued April 19.
Disaster Relief
Nyorovai Masvanhise (left) and Tendai Madzukwa survey damage at the United Methodist Mashambanhaka Primary School, some 80 miles northeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, after a storm peeled the roof off of several classrooms. Masvanhise is the school’s development chair and Madzukwa is senior teacher at the primary school. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Storms destroy two church institutions in Zimbabwe

Heavy rains and strong winds wipe out classrooms, offices, a clinic and teachers’ residences in both East and West annual conferences.
Mission and Ministry
Families bathe and wash clothes in the Taia River, near Taiama, Sierra Leone. Churches are lobbying the government to limit water pollution caused by diamond and gold mining. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Church joins fight against river pollution

The Council of Churches in Sierra Leone urges government to reduce health risks to 150,000 to 200,000 people who live along rivers where diamond and gold mining occur.
Social Concerns
Dave Zellner. Photo courtesy of Wespath.

Why does Wespath care about sustainable investing?

As world leaders discuss climate change, Wespath’s chief investment officer explains how the agency prioritizes socially responsible investing.

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