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Finding Hope in the Futile |

By Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley, Executive Director Sometimes a day at the Georgia State Capitol feels like a lesson in futility. Requests to talk to legislators go unnoticed by the legislators themselves. Industry lobbyists hover nearby, I imagine, to unravel our arguments for safeguarding Georgia’s natural resources from hazards like coal ash waste. The place …

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Stripped Away |

By Rev. Dean Lindsey In a back bedroom of the house where I grew up, the previous owners had glued to the wall a large, detailed map of coastal Southeast Louisiana, dated 1931.  I loved to study the map and to learn the names of all of the lakes, islands and bayous south of my …

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Remember Juliette or Forsake the Call of Christ |

By Codi Norred, Program Director What pride is it to poison the free gifts of God? What pride even still is it to poison the free gifts of God, and then give it back to the people and pretend it is clean?

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Green Team Summit 2020 – Facing the Rising Sun: Climate Change & Ecowomanist Wisdom |

GIPL held the third annual Green Team Summit on Saturday, January 25, 2020.  We are grateful to the United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) for hosting us this year!  With the theme, “Facing the Rising Sun: Climate Change & Ecowomanist Wisdom,” the 2020 Green Team Summit explored issues of environmental justice and …

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The Revelation at Lands End |

Christópher Abreu Rosario is a third year MDiv student at Columbia Theological Seminary. We are grateful for the wisdom he offers in the sermon that follows. Sermon Statement The following sermon has been edited from what was originally proclaimed at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, in Greater Atlanta, on Sunday, September 29, 2019. It was the …

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Public Service Commission Hikes Mandatory Fees for Georgia Power Customers |

Final Rate Case Vote Results in Higher Rates, Fees While Reducing Customer Control Atlanta, GA—Today the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a final order in Georgia Power’s 2019 rate case that will result in higher bills and less control over those bills for Georgia Power’s customers.

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Jesus Calls Us |

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  Matthew …

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Sacred Activism: Finding the Courage to Move Through Despair to Empowerment |

Sermon at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation, October 20, 2019 given by GIPL Board member, Beth Remmes.  In the spiral of the Work That Reconnects, as well as in many indigenous and faith traditions, we begin with gratitude. Thank you for inviting me here today to talk about Sacred Activism and asking me to facilitate a …

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Bireh Doleket – Our Burning Fortress |

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, She Natan Lanu Hizdamnut L’takein Et HaOlam. Blessed are you, Adonai our God, Creator of this majestic beautiful universe, our tiny planet included, and everyone and everything on it, we thank you for giving us this opportunity to repair the world. Amen.

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Columbia Drive Digs Down Deep |

“When I saw kids from the community involved, and persons with food insecurities helping themselves to God’s bounty, I knew that we had been blessed with something wonderful.”      At Columbia Drive United Methodist Church, community involvement is a key indicator that the church is fulfilling the mission and mandate of Jesus Christ to “go into all …

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Healthcare Sector Major Contributor to Global Climate Crisis: Study |

GIPL Board member, Neha Pathak, MD, shares her perspective on the climate crisis we are facing around the world and how the global healthcare sector is contributing to a variety of issues of climate change.  This article was originally published in Medscape on September 11, 2019.  If the global healthcare sector were a country, it …

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The Sacramental Gift of Time |

How do I treat the sacramental gift of time? – K.J. Ingram  Those words are situated above my desk, written on a small scrap of paper, greeting me multiple times daily. They shaped my thoughts as I prepared for a sabbatical this summer (thanks to the GIPL Board and staff!). They have given me pause …

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