PEC At General Assembly!
Right- Steering Committee members at the booth in Detroit. Left to Right: Diane Waddell, Sue Smith, Jane Laping, and Holly Hallman
Below- Presbyterians gather at Fort Street Presbyterian Church for our Luncheon.
Guests at the luncheon heard from Bill McKibben, “Standing up to power is what we are called upon to do as Christians,” McKibben said in a six-minute video. “I know it can be tough to convince others, especially Christian communities, which tend to be conflict averse. There are times we are called to stand up to power, and there are no greater powers and principalities than those who derive wealth from fossil fuels and use that wealth to go to places we don’t want to go to as a civilization.”
PEC in the News!
For more information about PEC's luncheon in the news, please read Presbyterians Urged to Stand Up to Power, Pass Overture on Fossil Fuel Divestment at Earth Care Luncheon and Without a Vision the People Perish: Presbyterians for Earth Care Luncheon Includes Words of Hope and Challenge
For more information about PEC's presence at GA and the overtures we are supporting, please read the Summer 2014 update HERE.
The PEC Advocacy Committee has set priorities for 2014 which include Climate Change and Fossil Fuels, especially in the areas of Divestment.
People's Climate March
Thousands of people (including some PEC members!) will be descending on New York City on September 21st as the United Nations convenes for a summit on climate change. Check back for more information!
PEC MISSION STATEMENT:
Presbyterians for Earth Care (PEC), formerly Presbyterians for Restoring Creation, is a nationwide network that cares for God’s Creation by:
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