Living the Change, a campaign aimed at helping evangelicals make sustainable lifestyle commitments in one of three high impact areas--diet, transportation, and energy, was launched today with the release of its website. To learn more about faith-consistent sustainable lifestyles, and how to make a Living the Change commitment, go to this link.
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Living the Change will be attending the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco Sept. 12-14, 2018. It will be our first occasion to present Living the Change commitments and stories to world leaders and decision makers. A commitment tool will be available soon for you to make and record your commitment. To learn more go to [...]
During the week of Oct. 7-24 we will hold Living the Change's first Global Week, which is a week of a hundred or more locally hosted events organized to celebrate and promote Living the Change all around the world. This will be a joyous occasion to come together and celebrate the changes we're [...]
The Renew Our World campaign* has a worship song debuting soon, and when it does Living the Change will be a suggested action option for people who want to put their faith in practice. The words of the chorus written by Dawn Faith, a South African musician, author, and television personality, [...]
Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, the U.S. National Organizer & Spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA), shares his sustainable lifestyle commitment story. The central motivation for Kyle's sustainable lifestyle choices is a desire to be a faithful disciple of Christ, and the truth of reconciliation and restoration in the gospel. Watch [...]
Today we are releasing The Gospel and the Future of Cities: A Call to Action statement at UN-Habitat's 9th World Urban Forum (www.wuf9.org) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where we have been attending and participating. As witnesses to the enormous spiritual, social, economic, and environmental challenges posed by today’s rapidly urbanizing world, where the world’s population currently [...]
It's been a very busy fall not only leading the Urban Shalom Forum and the historic UN-Habitat Faith-Based Urban Shalom Forum, but also representing evangelicals at the Faith in Finance meeting in Zug, Switzerland in early Nov. The purpose of the meeting was to work on proactive faith-consistent ways and means evangelicals can invest in [...]
The UN-Habitat /World Urban Campaign Faith-Based Urban Thinkers Campus was an historic event and huge success. You can read a brief report at this link. Tim Costello delivers one of the opening keynote addresses. The incomparable Dr. Mary Nelson helps lead the UTC in her role as co-emcee. Lawrence Ko, [...]
More than a billion people – nearly one sixth of the world’s population – live without access to electricity. Another 3.04 billion people still rely on kerosene, wood, crop waste, dung, and other biomass to cook and heat their homes. Energy poverty has devastating impacts on community health, education, and economic growth, where as access [...]
The World Economic Forum invited Dr. Elisara to represent an evangelical perspective at an all-day workshop in July on Inclusive Bio-Innovation in Food and Agriculture: The Impact of Technology Democratization with CEO's and executives, academics, non-profit and foundations leaders, farm worker leaders, and other stakeholders from the global agriculture sector. Bio-innovation in agriculture is a vital issue [...]