“Strangers In A Strange Land”
by Rob Martin
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Our Cool Planet Working Group was formed in 2006 in response to the growing threat of global climate change. The relevance of this issue to our faith is well summarized in a resolution of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., which…
…finds that the Christian mandate to care for Creation and the biblical promise of the restoration of right relationships between God, human beings, and the rest of Creation impels and inspires us to act to reduce our energy usage.
…finds that the urgency, injustice and seriousness of this issue calls us as Christians to act NOW and to act boldly to lead the way in reducing our energy usage.
…strongly urges all Presbyterians to immediately make a bold witness by aspiring to live carbon neutral lives.
We have been busy promoting two overtures for Divestment from Fossil Fuels: one to GA2018 and one to the San Jose Presbytery to divest their own funds. Both will be presented at the Presbytery Meeting on Saturday, September 23, at First Pres Palo Alto.
Come talk to us at our table at Ingathering on September 10th!
First Pres states: “We are a green church, committed to environmental action and justice.” Cool Planet’s mantra is: Look ahead. You are not expected to complete the task. Neither are you permitted to lay it down. —The Talmud
Click here to learn more about how we’re encouraging change by individuals, our church community and governments at various levels.
For a more complete history of our group, click here.
For a list of organizations we’ve supported recently, click here.
We post pictures, news and events on the Cool Planet Facebook page.
We also post on firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Pat Kinney to be added to that list.
We are a small group with big plans; we could use your help! We meet in the Church Lounge on the first Sunday of each month just after the main worship service. For further information, please contact Shirley Eglington.
Fossil Free PCUSA
Presbyterians for Earth Care
PC(USA) Environmental Ministries
California Interfaith Power and Light
PICA (Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action)
Save the Bay