Study and action move into our communities

Next Phase of God’s Renewed Creation: from STUDY to ACTION

Action and advocacy-the next critical steps

Action and advocacy-the next critical steps

The Pastoral Letter, Foundation Document and Study Guide have been used in classrooms, study groups, retreats and camps, congregations, young people’s groups over the last two years.

It has been two years since the Council of Bishops issued their documents, God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action drawing urgent attention to three interrelated threats to God’s Creation:

  • pandemic poverty and disease,
  • environmental degradation, and the
  • proliferation of violence and weapons.

Resources for studies, retreats, sermons and meditations, video clips and slideshows have been available at this website, www.hopeandaction.org, and have been used by many around the United Methodist world and beyond.

The Pastoral Letter and Documents are still available at the quick links box in the lower right corner of this homepage, and available in 6 languages used around the world.

Current video clips are available at youtube.com/UMTV to enhance your study sessions, and to share your activity as you “stand up” for religious and faith-based environmental action.

The E-Newsletter will now focus on your stories in response to the challenge laid before us in God’s Renewed Creation. So please send us a few sentences of what’s happening in your community, church, school or group – we need to share the inspiration of your efforts.

This website will become a virtual “library” of resources, stories, visuals, and helpful tools to support your ¬†ongoing work of justice ministry and study.

So sign up for the newsletter, and send us your highlights from study and action.  Blessings on you as you respond to this call to hope and action.

Pat Callbeck Harper, Project Manager 2008-11

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