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Our Climate Wake-Up Opportunity

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The data is in, the numbers have been crunched, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just announced that 2014 was the hottest year on record. It continues a trend where sea levels are rising, oceans are growing more acidic, natural disasters are increasing and, according to the U.S. Climatic Data Center, we’ve not witnessed a globally cooler … [Read more...]

Partnering across borders – midyear report on Sifa Jolie and Faden, YECA Fellows

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The Climate Leadership Fellows program recruits, mentors, and commissions promising evangelical undergraduate students from across the United States and beyond. Through this program, we develop faithful leaders who are equipped to transform their communities and help build the climate movement.  Now that we are halfway through the our inaugural 2014-15 fellowship, we thought … [Read more...]

Em-powering Grace College – midyear report on Dugan Julian, YECA Fellow

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The Climate Leadership Fellows program recruits, mentors, and commissions promising evangelical undergraduate students from across the United States and beyond. Through this program, we develop faithful leaders who are equipped to transform their communities and help build the climate movement.  Now that we are halfway through the our inaugural 2014-15 fellowship, we thought … [Read more...]

Turning Greenville Green – midyear report on Mason Tennell, YECA Fellow

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The Climate Leadership Fellows program recruits, mentors, and commissions promising evangelical undergraduate students from across the United States and beyond. Through this program, we develop faithful leaders who are equipped to transform their communities and help build the climate movement.  Now that we are halfway through the our inaugural 2014-15 fellowship, we thought … [Read more...]

Connecting Christ & Climate – midyear report on Kasey Sutton, YECA Fellow

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The Climate Leadership Fellows program recruits, mentors, and commissions promising evangelical undergraduate students from across the United States and beyond. Through this program, we develop faithful leaders who are equipped to transform their communities and help build the climate movement.  Now that we are halfway through the our inaugural 2014-15 fellowship, we thought … [Read more...]

The Privilege of Skepticism

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If you are reading this and are from North America (and perhaps even if you aren't), you are no doubt aware of just how divisive the issue of climate change is in the US and Canada. 24-hour news networks host regular segments to debate ideology among "experts", while actual climate impacts go unreported. Policy wonks offer hypothetical pros and cons of potential legislation … [Read more...]

Riley Balikian and Brittany Ederer join YECA Steering Committee

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Young Evangelicals for Climate Action is pleased to introduce our two newest Steering Committee members, Riley Balikian and Brittany Ederer - both of whom are currently based out of Madison, Wisconsin. They are both accomplished leaders in the work of creation care and we couldn't be happier to bring them onto our team. Welcome Riley and Brittany! Riley Balikian Riley is a … [Read more...]

YECA affirms the U.S.’s Commitment to the Green Climate Fund

Children in Malawi, a prime example of who will benefit from the Green Climate Fund. Photo credit Clive Mear/Tearfund.

As young evangelical Christians, we take seriously Jesus’ call to love our neighbor and care for “the least of these” around the world, many who are already struggling from the impacts of climate change. In 2013 YECA co-led a trip to Malawi, where we witnessed firsthand how changing rainfall patterns are increasing hunger and poverty and threatening to undo years of development … [Read more...]

Praying for our Congolese Partners

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This academic year, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action initiated our Climate Leadership Fellows program for undergraduate students. Our 2014-15 cohort includes two students from Université Chrétienne Bilingue De Congo (UCBC), a Christian university in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Our UCBC Fellows, Kambere Sibamtaki Faden and Sifa Kpaka … [Read more...]

YECA Prays For & Participates In the People’s Climate March

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NEW YORK CITY -- YECA Steering Committee members and young evangelicals from across the country gathered together on Sunday, September 21st to take part in the People’s Climate March. The march, which started on the west side of Central Park and wove itself through Manhattan, was attended by nearly 400,000 people, making it the largest climate march in history. The gathering … [Read more...]