Merry Lea Conference on Climate Change

August 24th, 2010 – by Jeremy W. Yoder, Editors Blog

The Merry Lea Center at my alma mater Goshen College is hosting a conference on climate change in September:

Earth As Ally: Facing Climate Change Together is the theme of a conference at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake, Ind., Friday, September 17, 6 p.m. to Sunday noon, September 19. This faith-based event is a blend of hands-on fieldwork outdoors and thoughtful discussion. It offers concerned lay people a chance to meet and learn from environmental professionals. For more information, see http://www.goshen.edu/merrylea. Or call 260-799-5869.

The issue of climate change is one that churches have been slow to deal with, in part because many Christians believe that global warming is a hoax (or at least exaggerated). However, there’s been a slow shift as some Christian and evangelical groups begin dealing with environmental concerns under the rubric of “creation care.” While there have been some ups and downs, it’s gratifying to begin see both theological and practical work being done in this area.

While Work and Hope‘s primary focus is not about environmental issues, we would welcome a series of posts on the issue of creation care.  If someone is interested in writing a limited series, please contact us at workandhope at emu.edu.

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