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January 15, 2013

Recent Creation Care Highlights

Climate change bookClimate scientist and Christian Katharine Hayhoe received (and is still receiving) a lot of flack last year from the religious right over her belief in climate disruption. Grist has a great piece about her which includes an excellent 20+ minute audio interview with her done by Stanford University students.

Hayhoe and her husband (a pastor who used to be a climate denier) have a book out called A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions.

In other creation care news, Interfaith Power & Light is promoting a National Preach-In for Global Warming the weekend of February 8 - 10. They're calling upon religious leaders of all backgrounds to focus their messages and meetings that weekend on the threats from climate disruption and encouraging their communities of faith to take action.

IP&L has an impressive website for the preach-in, with plenty of resources. And if you sign up to hold an event that weekend in February, they'll send you a kit with more resources.

And speaking of IP&L, a member of California IP&L had a great op-ed in the Whittier Daily News earlier this month called "Climate change: What's faith got to do with it?"

Finally, our friends at the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) are sponsoring a training in Washington, DC,  on March 13 and 14  to provide "community organizing skills to take action on climate change and energy dependence at your synagogue or Jewish organization."

Let me know in the comments if I missed any other good creation care news.

-- Heather Moyer, Sierra Club

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