Video: Presiding Bishop opens climate change conference

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 2, 2013 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [1] An example:  https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2013/04/30/episcopal-churches-prepare-for-disaster-create-community-networks/ Comments (1) Rector Bath, NC May 19, 2013 at 3:59 am A huge thank you for these comments. I see no way for humanity to avoid runaway climate change without the full engagement of the faith community. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Comments are closed. 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Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal ChurchThe idea of changing climate elicits grief in many people, as well it should.  That grief finds expression in many of the classic ways that we respond to all kinds of loss.  Some simply can’t imagine that it’s real – and there are still more than a few climate deniers out there.  Some try to find someone to blame, or shift it away from themselves: they say things like:  ‘A bunch of crooked scientists cooked this up to keep themselves in research funds’ or, ‘It’s not my fault, and I will not be responsible!’  Some people are angry enough at the very idea that we might all share some responsibility that they flaunt their wastefulness or charge others with political manipulation of the media.  And some get so depressed that they simply leave the conversation – ‘there’s nothing I can do, so why should I try?’People of faith know another response, particularly in this Easter season.The evidence of climate change due to human behavior is quite literally undeniable.  And the evidence leads to models and predictions which are becoming clearer about the extent of the impact we are likely to experience.Atmospheric warming is leading to greater variability in climate as well as more extreme climatic events.  Floods and drought will continue to become more common, and storms more intense.  We will see more wildfires, rain-induced floods, heat waves, and tidal surges.  Water for drinking and irrigation will be in short supply in areas that used to have plenty.  Aquifers will be depleted.  Food crops will become more difficult to grow in areas of historic cultivation.  We will see disease outbreaks in human beings and in food crops as environmental stress increases.  Disease organisms are likely to migrate toward the poles as temperatures rise, and naïve, unexposed populations will be newly affected – malaria and their mosquito vectors are a good example.  The lack of resistance will mean higher death and debility rates in human beings, livestock, and cereal crops.  Large numbers of species will become extinct – a trend we can already see developing – and the reduction in diversity will mean both lower ecosystem resilience and greater outbreaks of weedy or opportunistic species.The oceans are already experiencing the effects of increased atmospheric carbon.  Acidification from dissolved CO2 is straining the ability of organisms to lay down carbonate shells and skeletal structures – corals and many planktonic organisms, in particular.  They are often significant primary producers at the base of the food chain; and as a result, we will see reduced fisheries productivity, as well as stressed and shrinking populations of sea birds and mammals.Can you hear the hoofbeats of the four horsemen of the apocalypse?  We know that famine, drought, and pestilence often lead to conflict and war.  The ensuing death and destruction are immense and tragic.  We have choices in the face of the doom and gloom before us.  We can choose to ignore those hoofbeats, or we can remember who we are, whose we are, and why we are here.  Our shared credo affirms that we are children of God, made in God’s image, and created for right relationship with God, one another, and all creation.Those horsemen are driven by the ancient demons of individualism, materialism, and selfishness – what today we often call consumerism.  All of them feed on a self-focused fear of scarcity.  The beasts of war can become vehicles of peace and justice when we ride to the aid of another, remembering that we belong to one another.  We do not exist alone; ultimately we will all thrive or die together.  The stuff that so many of us are so urgently accumulating will not save us, make us whole, or heal the emptiness within us.  The stuff that consumes us will eventually also consume many of the other parts of creation – and quite literally burn it to a crisp.The developed world’s drive to consume more and more diminishes our own lives – even at the level of the time and energy we put into finding stuff to buy or working to pay for it.  It soon becomes time stolen from the possibility of healing, like the time that could be spent building deep and meaningful friendships with God and neighbor.  Each consumptive act puts more carbon into the atmosphere as factories and engines churn out commodities to be bought and sold.Yet people of faith know another response than futility, particularly in the face of Easter resurrection.  There is still enough health in us to remember that we are claimed by one who reminds us that we do not live by bread alone.  We are made whole in loving God and neighbor and not ourselves alone.We are gathered here today and tomorrow to learn about the realities of climate change, and to discover ways we can ride to the aid of others, responding to the disaster already emerging.[1]Christ is risen, and the body of Christ is being raised and inspired, God-breathed, to become leaven and spirit in the world around us.  There is indeed abundant hope that the body of God’s creation might also rise – renewed, redeemed, and made whole.  May we be made Christ’s passion, God’s hands, and Spirit’s breath to make it so.Alleluia!  Christ is risen! 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PCC Women’s Cagers Dominate Imperial Valley in Honda Classic Opener

first_img Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Sports PCC Women’s Cagers Dominate Imperial Valley in Honda Classic Opener By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Sunday, November 15, 2015 | 2:11 pm Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Make a comment Lancer Ella Stepanian goes up for a block during the Lancers home-opening victory Friday night, image by Richard Quinton.The first look at home of the 2015-16 Lancers by Pasadena City College women’s basketball fans was a fun one as it brought back memories of the team’s up-tempo style that helped the program make seven straight CCCAA State Tournament apperances from 2004-2010. PCC opened its 2nd Honda of Pasadena Classic tourney with an 84-38 rout over Imperial Valley at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.PCC (2-0 overall) led 11-0 to start the game and had a 39-19 advantage by halftime. The Lancers really turned up the volume in the fourth quarter when they outscored Imperial Valley, 24-7.Sophomore point guard Judith Espinoza reached one of the more tougher doubles-doubles in community college basketball–20 points-10 assists–as she finished with 24 points and 11 assists to go with five steals and five rebounds. Espinoza drilled three 3-pointers as part of the team’s nine treys.Freshman Ella Stepanian added 14 points, nine rebounds, and four assists while frosh forward Ilianna Blanc contributed 13 points and nine rebounds. Letterman guard Kyrstin Nakamura drained a trio of 3s for her nine points plus three steals. Starting freshman center Kailyn Gideon scored just two points but made seven rebounds and blocked four shots.Off the bench, Jolene Robinson tallied six points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds. Patience Madayag chipped in seven points and eight boards, Belinda Dornidon five points, and Emiko Powell four points and four assists.The Lancers controlled the paint, outrebounding the Arabs, 62-38, including 23 rebounds on the offensive end. IVC was led by Nancy Clark with 15 points and Paloma Medina, who scored 10 points and had 11 rebounds.PCC faces Pierce College, a 72-40 winner over Los Angeles Southwest, in one of the tourney championship semifinals Saturday, Nov. 14 in a 7 p.m. tipoff. Sequoias, the defending Honda of Pasadena Classic champions, plays against Long Beach City at 5 p.m. in the other championship semifinal. LBCC downed MiraCosta, 78-35, while Sequoias got past Desert, 68-43.In the consolation semis, MiraCosta plays Desert at 1 p.m. and Imperial Valley faces LA Southwest, coached by former PCC assistant La’Nette Dillard, at 3 p.m. The tourney then continues on Sunday, Nov. 15. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal in Letterkenny will reopen again tomorrow

first_imgNews Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Google+ Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal in Letterkenny will reopen again tomorrow Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal in Letterkenny will reopen again tomorrow after it was forced to close today because of a fire.The school was forced to close this morning because of a fire which started outside the building.Materials being used in a the ongoing construction project at the school were set alight.Meanwhile, Gaelscoil Adhamnan was also attacked over the weekend in Letterkenny.On Saturday several items were stolen including a laptop and projector.Mayor Cllr Gerry McMonagle has condemned both attacks……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/gmc530.mp3[/podcast] Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Pinterest Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Twitter Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Previous articleDonegal fishermen urged to make their views known on quota allocationsNext articleMedical and ENT clinics cancelled after busy night at Letterkenny A&E News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 22, 2011 WhatsApp Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Google+ Facebook Facebooklast_img read more