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Central Maryland Ecumenical Council
A Christian Voice for Peace, Justice, Sustainability, and Equality  
Congregations Restoring Creation








RESOURCES:

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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CMEC signs on a letter to the Public Service Commission opposing Exelon-PEPCO Merger

















CMEC Vice President Rev. Dellyne Hinton speaks at press conference by 
groups opposing the merger in Baltimore
 To create a clean energy future and to protect low income residents, CMEC join the environmental coalition opposing the Exelon-PEPCO merger. To read the letter click here.
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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


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 CMEC CELEBRATES POPE FRANCIS'S ENCYCLICAL
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












 Join Clergy for Climate in the Pulpit ​
(September 25-27)
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The Ecumenical Leaders Group of Maryland 
Baltimore Sunpaper's Op-ed

Climate Change: the moral challenge of our time

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Our Mission

In his encyclical, "Laudato Si’: On Care of our Common Home," Pope Francis establishes how we have mistreated the common home all people rely on, and the disproportionate impact climate change and ecological destruction has on the poor. Caring for God’s creation is the great moral challenge of our time.

In response to this challenge, the CMEC is launching a faith-to-action initiative, Congregations Restoring Creation, promoting the ethics, advocacy and behaviors of environmental sustainability as imperatives of the Christian faith.

We will focus on developing strong denominational “Green Action Teams” united around climate change, tying the relationship between the environment and spirituality, and assisting congregations to action through training programs, inspiration, educational materials, organizing and advocacy.

We aim to involve congregations in statewide environmental policy issues as well, including actively promoting legislation for the “40%” Renewable Portfolio Standard and supporting environmental advocacy in the 2016 Maryland legislative session.

Ultimately, Congregations Restoring Creation seeks to support churches in sustainability and advocacy, faithfully taking care of creation and our people. 

For more information, contact CMEC at cmecouncil@gmail.com