Praying for the Earth at General Conference
Across the connection, United Methodists are experiencing the effects of climate change. In South Pacific island nations like Tonga, families are learning firsthand about the impact of global warming as they prepare for the reality that they eventually may have to evacuate their homes.
At General Conference 2016, a cliimate vigil held May 12 at the Oregon Convention Center’s outdoor plaza helped raise awareness of the harsh realities facing many people due to climate change. The twilight event, organized by the Pacific Northwest Conference and backed by a number of church-related sponsors, featured decorated paper lanterns lit by small LED lights, music and testimony from United Methodists representing the global church.
This video was first posted on May 13, 2016.