We Can’t Breathe

By Beth Remmes, GIPL Board Co-Chair March 31, 2020 When I first read about the effects of the Coronavirus on the respiratory system my chest tightened, as my body reminded me what it feels like to have an asthma attack. The ensuing fear made my body prickle until I was able to regulate my breathing. 

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Our House is in Ruins

March 7, 2020 By Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Rev. Michael Malcom, and Rev. Kate Mosley In the first chapter of the book of Haggai the prophet says that God asks, “Is it time for you to live in your luxurious homes while my house is in ruins?” God goes on to ask, “How has that …

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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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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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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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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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