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Central Maryland Ecumenical Council
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How Pope Francis Came to Embrace not just Climate Justice, but Liberation Theology [Article in The Nation] September 9, 2015 BY WEN STEPHENSON Read here

Care for God's creation [Letter in the Baltimore Sunpapers] September 22, 2014From the Ecumenical Leaders Group of Maryland  Read Here

More talk, more action [Sunpapers Editorial] September 22, 2014
Our view: Climate change protesters and policymakers must overcome the 'know-nothing, do-nothing' politics of skeptics Read More

New York Times Sunday Review | Opinion | AUG. 23, 2014
The Climate Swerve  By ROBERT JAY LIFTON   Click here
Resources for Your Faith Community Click Here

Ourvoices is a global, multi-faith climate campaign. It lifts up the voices of the world’s diverse faith communities, and of people of many spiritual backgrounds, to ensure that world leaders hear the moral imperative for a meaningful climate treaty. ourvoices.net creates an opportunity for a global family of faiths and spiritualities to express our love for our children, vulnerable people and our precious planet.  
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This report is based on findings from a nationally representative survey – Climate Change in the American Mind– conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. 

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Climate Change in the American Christian Mind

Recent Articles and Stories

From YES! Magazine

This Activist Went to Prison for the Climate. Now He Wants Churches To Take Moral Leadership
The movements that persevere are those that find a form of hope, even in dark times
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 From Sojourner's God's Politics Blog

Expanding Clean Energy in Maryland 
Would Protect the Poor
Pope Francis is a straight shooter who does not mince words: "If we destroy creation, creation will destroy us,” the pontiff said last year. “Never forget this!” Click here for the article

From the Fix-Washington Post

Climate change is a more of a priority for voters 
than you might think
Political support comes in four (basic) levels. Click here for the article


Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home​​

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Top Ten Takeaways from 'Laudato Si''
 from America/National Catholic Reporter

A Readers' Guide to 'Laudato Si'' (PDF)
National Catholic Reporter

The Ecumenical Leaders Group of Maryland 
Baltimore Sunpaper's Op-ed

Climate Change: the moral challenge of our time

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A Call to Creation Care Action 
The CMEC is pleased to support the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative. The CMEC affirms this Maryland clean energy push will create a number of meaningful living-wage careers in Maryland while also reducing the effects of carbon dioxide and methane. Bottom line we believe clean energy will: "Create Jobs and Save Lives" in Maryland. Given this, the CMEC has pledged its support to this much needed initiative. If you would like to known more, please go to http://www.cleanenergyjobs.org/ for more information.
For more information, contact CMEC at cmecouncil@gmail.com