Environmental Justice

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.
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
Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan pick through debris piled up by the storm in Tacloban, Philippines, in 2013 while looking for their lost possessions. Young Methodists from around the globe are working together to fight global warming and have focused on equipping vulnerable communities on the front lines of climate change with the resources they need to adapt to the changing world. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Young Methodists raising climate change awareness

Young Methodists have taken it upon themselves to educate as many people as possible about the danger of climate change and ways to combat it. The effort is called Climate Justice for All, or CJ4A.
General Agencies
Spring flowers bloom in a farm field near Ashland City, Tenn., in 2020. Agencies of The United Methodist Church are committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a goal announced on Earth Day. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Agencies set greenhouse gas emissions goal

Most United Methodist general agencies are committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a goal announced on Earth Day.

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