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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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A Letter to the EPA: Comment on Georgia’s Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Permit Program |

For over 15 years, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light has engaged communities of faith across the state of Georgia in the stewardship of Creation as a direct expression of what it means to be faithful. We have partnered with hundreds of churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, religious schools, and religious non-profits in pursuit of faithful environmental action, to …

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Nacoochee Presbyterian Church Reflects on their Four Directions Fund Grant |

In spring 2019, GIPL was pleased to provide a seed grant through our Four Directions Fund to an inspiring butterfly garden project at Nacoochee Presbyterian Church. After noting a lack of forage and habitat for butterflies, Monarchs in particular, and lack of forage for pollinators like bees, Nacoochee Presbyterian Church decided to take action. Bees …

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2nd Annual Green Team Summit A Success |

GIPL held our second annual Green Team Summit on Sunday, January 27, 2019.  We are grateful to The Temple for hosting us again this year!  To celebrate the end of our 15th Anniversary year, John Anderson Lanier, Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation offered a keynote address during dinner.He offered the following inspiration, …

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Al Gore, Rev. Barber & Rev. Warnock to Mobilize Climate & Environmental Justice Activists at Interfaith Mass Meeting in Atlanta March 14th |

Washington, DC (January 16, 2019) – The Climate Reality Project announced today that former Vice President Al Gore, Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, and Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, and other faith leaders, will lead A Moral Call to Action on the Climate Crisis, an interfaith mass meeting on March 14. The meeting will take place at Ebenezer Baptist …

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Solarize Atlanta Nearly Doubles Residential Solar in Atlanta |

In Less than a Year Solarize Atlanta Nearly Doubles Residential Solar in Atlanta Program will bring 143 more solar roofs to Atlanta Atlanta, GA- The organizers of Solarize Atlanta celebrated more than just the New Year last week as the deadline to sign a residential solar contract with the program came and went. After the dust …

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Sightings from the Treehouse: Lessons from the Anthropocene |

After researching and writing 20+ blogs over two years on climate change and the faith community, several themes and actions have organically emerged. They will be summarized below to pull together the threads identified through the Sightings blog series.  These suggestions hopefully will help the faith community understand the current state of creation and steps …

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Committing to a Low-Waste Holiday Season |

Guest blogger: Hannah Shultz, a third year at Candler School of Theology (Emory University), pursuing her Master of Divinity.   December is my favorite time of year. I love going home for the holidays, seeing friends and family, baking cookies, and decorating the Christmas tree. I must admit that I get into the whole Christmas craze!

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