News

News published by Y.E.C.A. falls under three main categories:

  • Y.E.C.A. Updates - Announcements from Y.E.C.A., ranging from new initiatives to campaign outcomes and everything in between.
  • Current Events in Christian Perspective - Young evangelicals and other Christians share their thoughts on the latest climate change news and other related topics.
  • Climate Discipleship - Young evangelicals share what they believe it means “to overcome the climate crisis as part of our Christian discipleship and witness.”

Also, be sure to check out our coverage of our speaking tour, “Christians & the Climate Crisis” – and consider hosting a tour event of your own.

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“Day of Prayer for Climate Action 2014″ makes headlines nationwide

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Learn more, view full-screen to see captions During the week of March 31 - April 6, hundreds of Christians from across the United States came together as part of the Day of Prayer for Climate Action. There were prayer events at over twenty colleges, churches and organizations. The focal point of all these events was a press conference and prayer service at the Christian … [Read more...]

Faith-based leaders talk climate change at the White House

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WASHINGTON, DC -- On February 25, faith-based and community leaders from around the country gathered for a White House sponsored event addressing environmental stewardship and climate change. Steering Committee members Rachel Lamb and Drew Robinson represented YECA. Senior administration officials from the White House and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were in … [Read more...]

Announcing Climate Prayer U.S.

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We're excited to launch our latest YECA initiative, Climate Prayer U.S., with the revealing of a new website (ClimatePrayerUS.org) and accompanying Twitter feed (@ClimatePrayerUS). Climate Prayer U.S. is designed to resource Americans who, prompted by the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus Christ, desire to pray for those being impacted by climate disruption and those who … [Read more...]

“Climate change is a fact” — a young evangelical response to the 2014 State of the Union

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  At the President’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night, the topic of climate change was brought into the limelight. With 97% of climate scientists recognizing anthropogenic climate change, we should be past the point when the leader of the free world feels compelled to state succinctly, “Climate change is a fact.” However, inconceivably the number of Americans … [Read more...]

Seeking Justice for the Least of These at COP19

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Guest author: Wendi Bevins -- I recently participated in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP19), which took place in Warsaw, Poland, in November 2013. The annual negotiations provide a place for over 190 countries to participate in two-week long negotiating sessions to address climate change. Right now, countries are … [Read more...]

Representing Y.E.C.A. to our nation’s top policymakers

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What does it mean to share Y.E.C.A.’s mission with the nation’s top policymakers? And, what does it look like to both embody a vision for a transformed future and articulate a passion for change fueled by the very tenets of the Christian faith? This past week, I sought to answer these questions while representing Y.E.C.A. at two meetings with senior officials in the Obama … [Read more...]

Spokesperson Ben Lowe at Wayland Baptist University

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Last week I had the joy of representing Young Evangelicals for Climate Action at Wayland Baptist University (WBU) in Plainview, TX, which is about forty-five minutes outside of Lubbock. I spoke eight times over two days in a variety of settings, including campus-wide chapel, science and ministry classes, and at the nearby First Baptist Church. The faculty, staff, and … [Read more...]

Y.E.C.A. helps welcome EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Gordon College

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WENHAM, MA -- Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recently visited Gordon College, a well-known Christian liberal arts college in McCarthy's home state of Massachusetts. Seeing as Gordon College has been a great partner of ours, including hosting a "Christians and the Climate Crisis" speaking tour stop in April, we were on hand to … [Read more...]

Reflecting on our movement this summer

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In our fast-paced lives where thoughts enter our minds at the speed of a tweet, and issues as urgent as climate change abound, it is helpful for us to take a step back and think about what is going on in the world around us and how today's challenges relate to our lives as Christians. This summer, Y.E.C.A. accomplished precisely that. If it has seemed like a quieter summer … [Read more...]

Y.E.C.A. welcomes Drew Robinson and Katie Todd to the Steering Committee

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We at Young Evangelicals for Climate Action are excited to announce that Drew Robinson (Dickinson College, '11) and Katie Todd (Messiah College, '13) have come on board to serve Y.E.C.A. as part of the Steering Committee. Drew comes to us bringing his experience as a recognized leader in the creation care movement. Katie, who has been a part of Y.E.C.A. from the beginning of … [Read more...]