The Intersection of Faith, Climate Change and Weather

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Dr. John Abraham

by Curt Carlson

Many members of Prince of Peace joined the Creation Care Group at The Intersection of Faith, Climate Change and Weather event on Saturday November 7th at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church Prior Lake. Paul Douglas, an AMS certified broadcast meteorologist, and Dr. John Abraham, a climate scientist teaching at St. Thomas University, were the headline speakers. Additional speakers included clergy from a number of different faiths, including Rev. Dan Poffenberger the Senior pastor from the host church Shepherd of the Lake.

The Prince of Peace Creation Care Group, in the spirit of our church’s mission of Called to Connect, worked closely with Shepherd of the Lake and eight other churches representing the South Metro Parishes Green Teams to publicize the event to our congregations. It was a great turnout (more than 200) for a well-orchestrated event by Shepherd of the Lake.

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Paul Douglas

We were reminded at the event that God calls us to be stewards of his gift of creation.  It is clear that we have learned to take advantage of this gift but are having trouble learning to preserve it for our future generations. Despite the doom and gloom resulting from the release of many reports on the deteriorating climate there is hope in what God teaches us. We are capable with our many gifts to correct the problem. We just need to recognize the problem and take advantage of the technology that is available and take action.

There are a lot of inspiring videos that can give you hope.  This one narrated by Morgan Freeman is particularly timely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YQIaOldDU8

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The Creation Care Group at Prince of Peace meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Christian Life Center in room 218 starting at 6 pm and are there sometimes until 8 pm. Everyone is welcome join us. Review our website at http://popcreationcare.blogspot.com/  for more perspective.  Contact Curt Carlson at carlson77@aol.com or Chris Erickson at nyatikadi@gmail.com if you have questions.

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