Religious Organizations Admonish United States’
Formal Exit from Paris Climate Agreement
As religious organizations representing a diversity of faith traditions we profoundly regret that today the United States formally exits the Paris Agreement on climate change, the world’s best framework for action to address the climate crisis. Global climate change presents an unprecedented threat to the integrity of all life on Earth and a challenge to values that bind us as human beings.
Even as climate change impacts all of God’s creation, we know that the consequences of climate change both in the U.S. and around the world are felt more keenly among low-wealth communities and among those that have suffered long histories of racial and ethnic discrimination and exploitation. Our principle of the common good calls us to be in solidarity with those most adversely impacted by climate change now while avoiding the temptation to pass this problem along to future generations as a result of our own neglect or narrow interests.
The Trump Administration’s abandonment of the Paris Agreement undermines a key pillar of international cooperation against climate change and damages the world’s ability to avoid the most dangerous and costly effects of climate change. It also leaves the U.S. behind in the global transition to a clean energy economy.
Christian Reformed Church Office of Social Justice
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action
The Episcopal Church
Franciscan Action Network
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns
Maryknoll Sisters Eastern Region USA
Mennonite Central Committee, Washington Office
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Justice Team
Union for Reformed Judaism
Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice
The United Methodist Church – General Board of Church and Society
United Methodist Women
Young Evangelicals for Climate Action
As Roman Union Ursulines of the USA Region,
as well as members of LCWR,
we stand with these religious organizations
admonishing the United States’
formal exit from the Paris Climate Agreement.
We hear again the words of Pope Francis:
” I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.
We need a conversation which includes everyone,
since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.”
Seasons of Creation
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Sowing As I’m sure you know, the annual ecumenical Season of Creation begins with the World Day for Prayer for Care of Creation on Tuesday, September 1 and continues through the Feast of St. Francis on Sunday, October 4.
It is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through repenting, repairing, and rejoicing together. It is a time to join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.
This year, amid crises that have shaken our world, we’re awakened to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and each other. During the season this year, we enter a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, that requires radically new ways of living. This year we unite around one shared purpose. With so much injustice all around us, now is the time to come together and show the world how to love each other and creation.
There are many resources available to help you mark this season on the official website of Seasons of Creation.
Another valuable liturgical resource is 2020 Seasons of Creation Catholic Liturgy Guide. authored by James E. Hug, SJ, Sacramental Minister of the Adrian Dominicans.