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Instagram art for the Nov. 6-17 Bonn climate summit, also known as COP 23, courtesy of COP23 Fiji.

Call for ‘bold action’ at Bonn climate summit

As delegation arrives at U.N. conference, four United Methodist leaders ask nations to strengthen their commitments on climate goals. Read More

In September, the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone, led by United Methodist Bishop John Yambasu, distributed about $82,000 worth of food, bowls, blankets and other relief items to mudslide survivors at a new relocation camp in Juba, western Freetown. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

After mudslide: Need for environmental education

The Sierra Leone Council of Churches, led by United Methodist Bishop John Yambasu, hopes environmental education can help avert future disasters. Read More

A young boy holds a d.light solar lamp at his home in the Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Wespath Benefits and Investments has invested about $30 million in solar projects, including d.light. Photo courtesy of d.light

Church investments take on climate change

The United Methodist pension agency is planning for a low-carbon economy. For investors, the agency says, the move makes good financial sense. Read More

Typhoon Haiyan, a natural disaster made worse by climate change, laid waste to vast areas near Tanauan, Philippines in 2013. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

GC2016: The impact of climate change

United Methodist concern for the environment, as reflected in legislative petitions, expands beyond individual acts to public policy change. Read More

Scenic photo of Epworth by the Sea, the Christian retreat center in St. Simons Island, Ga. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications.

Bible verses on Creation care: A discussion starter

Care of the planet is not just a topic in the news. ‘Relationship with God and…the earth are very prevalent in the Bible.’ Read More

Children bathe in water from an open pipe following Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Flowing Water: The Christian Connection

'We have reminders of baptism everywhere.' Watch and download a meditation on how water connects us with our brothers and sisters around the world. View

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plants mangrove shoots on Tarawa, the main atoll in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Mangroves help to protect against the rising sea levels caused by climate change. Photo by Eskinder Debebe, United Nations

Creation care team brings global perspective

Organized by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, the team will share environmental concerns from their regions and engage with other church members on possible responses. Read More

Members of the United Methodist Church of Saint Paul and Saint Andrew make their presence known as they walk in the People’s Climate March Sept. 21 in New York. Photo by James K. Karpen, UMNS

Church members join climate change march

Faith groups gather on Manhattan block, then join hundreds of thousands in a two-mile march to draw attention to environmental concerns. Read More

Photo courtesy of the United Nations.

Marching for climate change action

As world leaders arrive for U.N. summit, United Methodists invited to join Sept. 21 march in New York. Read More

White House honors youth solar ministry

United Methodist church and Rotary Club partner on program that brings light to places without electricity. Read More

Change the World puts churches ‘In the Garden’

In a weekend full of service to others, many United Methodists chose to serve the planet as well. Read More

Green living: Not just for tree huggers

United Methodists protect the environment in a variety of ways. Read More

United Methodists need to go ‘deep green’

United Methodists issue first official statement on environmental issues in 24 years. Read More