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August 27 , 2009

Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth's Climate


From evangelicals to Episcopalians, people of faith are mobilizing to confront climate change. This unique anthology brings together stories from across North America ofcontemporary church leaders, parishioners, and religious activists who are working to define a new environmental movement, where honoring the Creator means protecting the planet.Sacred Acts documents the diverse actions taken by churches to address climate change through stewardship, advocacy, spirituality, and justice. Contributions from leading Christian voices such as Norman Wirtzba and the Reverend Canon Sally Bingham detail the concrete work of faith communities such as:Englewood Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN, where parishioners have enhanced food security by sharing canning and food preservation skills in the church kitchenGeorgias Interfaith Power & Light, which has used federal stimulus funds to weatherize congregations, reduce utility bills, and cut carbon emissions Earth Ministry, where people of faith spearheaded the movement to pass state legislation to make Washington State a coal-free state.Sacred Acts shows that churches can play a critical role in confronting climate changeperhaps the greatest moral imperative of our time. This timely collection will inspire individuals and congregations to act in good faith to help protect earths climate.
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