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Key Resources for Study and Action

1. God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action Documents Pastoral Letter, Pastoral Letter in Liturgical Setting, and the Foundation Document in six languages.

2. Study Guides for group and individual study in congregational, educational, or ministry settings. Guide for Group Study and Guide for Teachers of Children.

3. Young people’s recommendations, contributions, and special events.

4. Articles, links to helpful websites, visuals,  interviews and stories.

5. Special commentaries in response to the key resources produced by the Council of Bishops.

6. Resource packets for annual conference, district and regional United Methodist leaders, clergy and laity.

Resources in nos. 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be updated regularly.  The central resources (nos. 1 and 2) will remain constant. Your recommendations and ideas for resources are encouraged at Contact Us.

Study and action move into our communities

Individual and group response to the challenges in the pastoral documents, God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action, move into action and advocacy for justice for God’s good creation. Your activity, action and learning are important to share with hopeandaction.org.

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    Study and action move into our communities

    Individual and group response to the challenges in the pastoral documents, God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action, move into action and advocacy for justice for God’s good creation. Your activity, action and learning are important to share with hopeandaction.org.

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  • Specially Designed Presentations

    Specially Designed Presentations

    A special collection of resources for a select group of presenters with the God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action project of The United Methodist Council of Bishops.

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  • A Movie for Climate Change Advocates and Skeptics

    A Movie for Climate Change Advocates and Skeptics

    “A climate change solutions movie( that doesn’t even care if you believe in climate change).” If you care about clean air, clean water and affordable energy, don’t miss this resource for a broad audience.

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  • Need Help with A Carbon Footprint?

    Need Help with A Carbon Footprint?

    There is help available when you start assessing your conference, congregation or Area footprint… calculators, tools, study guides, web resources, and even a personal consultation.

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  • An Episcopal Carbon Footprint

    An Episcopal Carbon Footprint

    The bishops of one of the world’s largest protestant denominations are at work assessing the carbon footprints of their offices, illuminating interesting and helpful information.

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  • God’s Renewed Creation – ASL

    God’s Renewed Creation – ASL

    The Pastoral Letter “God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action” is available in American Sign Language, thanks to Bishop Peggy Johnson, Philadelphia Area.

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  • Season of Peace brings Hope in New START

    Season of Peace brings Hope in New START

    The US Senate on December 22, 2010 ratified the New START Treaty signed earlier by Presidents Obama and Medvedev. See WCC Statement.

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  • Meditation Sampler-God’s Renewed Creation

    Meditation Sampler-God’s Renewed Creation

    An updated sampler of inspiring and helpful sermons and meditations on the themes in the Pastoral Letter “God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action.”

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  • Planting a Living Symbol – a Peace Forest

    Planting a Living Symbol – a Peace Forest

    A Denver-Area interreligious collaboration plants a Peace Forest… a symbol of peace with Creation and peace with each other. Bridgeworks, Colorado Interfaith Power and Light and the Abrahamic Initiative plant peace together… and challenge other communities to do the same.

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  • Medical Professional Lindsay Howlett responds

    “…I have also been on several medical mission trips to third world countries and have seen the impact that these issues have on people around the world. I am not sure that people, especially young people think about how they can impact the church and the members of the church community. “While reading the letter [...]

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