Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Sarah Hoyle
This is a version of the sermon Sarah preached at the Tillman Chapel, Church Center for the United Nations, on 5 June 2015.
Saying grace before a meal is a funny thing in my family. I always like to volunteer to pray, because my dad will often draw it out with a “Blessed be you oh God, Creator of the Universe…” and then sing the “Amen”when I would much rather rush through “God is great, God is good.” Even today, if I remember to pause to give thanks for the meal at all, it’s often ...
by Nathan Jumper
Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-moon recently made a statement on the importance of the world’s oceans to the post-2015 sustainable development goals. He remarked:
Given how critical oceans are to the health of our planet and the prosperity of people, they are an essential element in our emerging vision for sustainable development, including the new set of sustainable development goals now being prepared to guide the global fight against poverty for the next 15 years. Climate change poses a great challenge for the health and productivity of the oceans. The science is ...
The World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principle vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness of the environment and responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. This years’ theme is Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.
Italy—a country at the forefront of global action towards improved global nutrition and resource use—is the global host this year. Gian Luca Galletti, Italian Minister for the Environment, remarked, “This year, WED will focus on the need to respect the carrying capacity of the planet and to manage natural resources efficiently—all aspects that are of utmost importance if ...
by Amelie Clemot
The earth, God's creation, is our home: we rely upon it for air, shelter, food and water... Yet, we humans are the earth's biggest threat. How is it that we are comfortable destroying the very thing on which we depend for life and existence?
Well, it could be because we just don't think about the environment during our day-to-day life. Sure, most of us try to recycle our food packages, but I will be the first to admit that when I'm at the grocery store I do not base my purchasing decisions on ...
by Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Mark Koenig
This article was posted on EthicsDaily.com in preparation for the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict on November 6. Check EthicsDaily.com for more articles, videos and news.
Posted: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 5:39 am
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Ancient words from Deuteronomy remind us of the relationship between conflict and the environment created by God.”If you besiege a town for a long time, making war against it in order to take it, you must not destroy its trees by ...