For more than a decade, this group has led the environmental activities of the Conference.  If you are an environmental leader or contact person in your congregation and want to help shape the Conference’s environmental witness, you can join the Environmental Ministries Task Team by contacting Patti Babcock (babcockp@macucc.org) or Barbara Darling (barbarakdarling@yahoo.com).

The EM Task Team occasionally hosts events and sponsors the events of others.  We often do so in partnership with 350mass, NEREM, and MIP&L.  Such events will be featured in the MACUCC weekly eMailing.  Subscribe to the mailing at macucc.org/subscribe.

 

Affirming our responsibility to care for God’s creation, the mission of Environmental Ministries is built upon six pillars:

  1. We acknowledge that our covenant with God is an everlasting covenant with us, as well as with all future generations and with every living creature. (Genesis 9:12)

  2. We affirm the most basic moral instruction of both the New Testament and Hebrew scriptures – a moral instruction found at the core of every world religion: we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves. And we recognize that future generations are no less our neighbors than those who live next door to us today. (We often refer to this as the Golden Rule 2.0.)

  3. We recognize the interdependence of all living things and believe that we are called lead to lives and make choices as we build a world that embraces what Albert Schweitzer called “reverence for life” because all living things are valuable in the eyes of our Creator.We regard the degradation of earth’s environment and climate as one of the greatest moral challenges of our generation and as a profound justice issue.

  4. We believe that our generation has the greatest opportunity the human community has ever had to have a positive impact on all future generations. We affirm the essential role communities of faith must play in inspiring new behaviors, building long term community resilience in every town, and advocating for laws that will protect and sustain God’s creation.

  5. We regard the degradation of earth’s environment and climate as one of the greatest moral challenges of our generation and as a profound justice issue.

  6. We recognize the critical role played by valid scientific research in determining moral choices and (non-partisan) political advocacy that will protect and sustain God’s creation. Click to read a Pastoral Letter on faith engaging science.

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MASS POWER FORWARD coalition wants to ensure the state adopts an energy policy that supports local renewable energy resources, keeps energy dollars in our communities, creates good green jobs and protects our Commonwealth from climate change and life-threatening pollution.  MASS POWER FORWARD believes that communities burdened by polluting energy need a smooth transition to remain whole, and that this can all be accomplished by a building a groundswell of public support.

View this information letter and use it to help spread the word.

This campaign has been endorsed by the MACUCC Environmental Ministries Task Team.