Seminary Hill Farm

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The Seminary Hill Farm is a ministry on the campus of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO). Made of fields, hoop houses, and a greenhouse, the farm works to provide fresh food throughout the year to the Seminary Hill Kitchen, a three-season community supported agriculture (CSA), and local farmers markets. The work of the seminary hill farm supports sustainable practices and MTSO’s commitment to faithful earth stewardship. You can also follow their blog that features articles on eating fresh local produce and life at the farm.

 

To learn more about the Seminary Hill Farm click here.

The Methodist Theological in Ohio: On Food and Faith

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In May 2019 The Methodist Theological School in Ohio held a conference on sustainable food practices to fight poverty, hunger, and climate change. This conference was intended to support the education of faith leaders on current environmental issues led by Al Gore, Heber Brown III, and Aster Bekele.

To learn more about On Food and Faith click here.

Your Vote. Our Voices. Speak Up for Our Future, Get Out and Vote!

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United Methodist Women wants to encourage everyone, especially women, to get out and vote.

“Your vote has the power to move us closer to creating a world in which justice rolls down like water and righteousness as a mighty stream. So, get out and vote! You have the power to pull a lever to change the conversation about our national priorities. You have the power to organize a car pool to take the homebound to their polling stations. You have the power to use the United Methodist Women Election Checklist to find out which candidates support our vision of a nation with clean air, with maternal and child well-being; a nation where workers earn a living wage and a nation where we offer educational opportunity rather than juvenile detention.”

To read more on the importance of voting, click here.

Speaking Out for Justice: United Methodist Women Advocate for Oil and Gas Regulations

Speaking Out for Justice

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United Methodist Women members asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect the vulnerable as a way to speak out for justice.  Three United Methodist Women members raised their voices on behalf of the vulnerable, women, and children in Washington D.C., speaking out against a possible postponement of regulations affecting natural gas and oil production. To read more on how and why these women spoke out for justice, click here.

Hope is the Thing: A Sermon for Climate Justice

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Hope is the Thing: A Sermon for Climate Justice from United Methodist Women is an account from Bishop C. Joseph Sprague on the sermon he gave at the United Methodist Caretakers of God’s Creation Conference. The Bishop discusses the complexity of being caretakers of God’s creation and how to remember that you are not alone in the journey. To read the entire article, click here.

The Unthinkable Undrinkable: A Fight for Clean Water

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The Unthinkable Undrinkable: A Fight for Clean Water is an article from United Methodist Women about four young women who began working towards ending climate injustice, starting with water in the United States. Their hope was “to show people that water quality issues are not only global problems, seen in third-world countries, but that they happen in our backyard as well.” To read more on the research they did in three regions of the United States, click here.

Spiritual Wholeness and Climate Justice

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Spiritual Wholeness and Climate Justice is an article from the United Methodist Women. They believe that, “Part of being whole persons in Jesus Christ includes a just relationship with earth and all its communities.” The article goes on to talk about taking action, living with purpose, and how to “Be Just. Be Green.” To read the entire article, click here.

Air Pollution and Public Health

Air Pollution and Public Health

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Air Pollution and Public Health is an article from United Methodist Women. It focuses on the impacts that air pollution has on health, specifically in communities of color and children. It goes on to discuss environmental justice and ways to combat this injustice. To read more, click here.

Faith Leaders Hand-Deliver Ford Headquarters a Petition to Stand by Clean Car Rules

Faith Leaders Hand-Deliver Ford Headquarters a Petition to Stand by Clean Car Rules

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Clergy and religious leaders from across Michigan and the Midwest hand delivered a message of faith to Ford Motor Company Headquarters. They are calling on the company to publicly stand by national clean car standards.

“As a person of faith, we were called to ask Ford to use their power and influence to stand up for strong clean car standards, as they exist,” stated Marchelle Phelps, president of Detroit Conference United Methodist Women. “The standards are good for all humanity and creation, and we know automakers can meet them.”

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