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Dec 05, 2016

YECA Applauds Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Denial

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A statement from Young Evangelicals for Climate Action regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline

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Dec 05, 2016

"Safe Passage" Challenges All of Us to Deeper Engagement

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I sat down recently with eager anticipation to preview Safe Passage, the upcoming episode of National Geographic’s climate change series Years of Living Dangerously. I was not disappointed.

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Nov 23, 2016

Y.E.C.A. Condemns Violence Against Demonstrators at Standing Rock

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A statement from Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, National Organizer and Spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, about the recent violence against demonstrators at the Standing Rock camp.

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Oct 10, 2016

Dozens of Young Evangelicals Gather at Debate to Demand Climate Action

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ST. LOUIS, MO—Dozens of young evangelical Christians gathered at the presidential debate site on the campus of Washington University-St. Louis yesterday to call on the moderators and the candidates to make climate change a part of the evening’s debate. 

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Oct 07, 2016

Young Evangelicals Are Asking the Climate Question, and Are Calling on the Presidential Debate Moderators to Do the Same

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ST. LOUIS, MO—A group of young evangelical Christians will gather at the presidential debate on Sunday to call on the moderators to ask the climate question. Climate change has long polarized the evangelical Christian community in the United States, but a new generation of young evangelicals is working to change that.

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Sep 26, 2016

"Any interest in joining us in NYC next Tue for our climate action prayer rally during the Prez Debate?"

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This instant message appeared on my screen. It was from Ben Lowe, that guy I met for lunch a couple of weeks earlier, who was at the time the National Spokesperson and Organizer for the recently launched organization Young Evangelicals for Climate Action.

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Sep 09, 2016

Y.E.C.A. Stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

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September 9, 2016

A statement of support to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe from Young Evangelicals for Climate Action

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Sep 03, 2016

Young Evangelicals Applaud Ratification of Historic Climate Agreement

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Joint U.S.-China Ratification of the Paris Agreement is a Welcome Push Toward Faithful Global Action on Climate Change

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Aug 29, 2016

Welcoming Our 2016-2017 Climate Leadership Fellows!

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Y.E.C.A. is excited to announce its new cohort of Climate Leadership Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year!

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Aug 23, 2016

Announcing Our New National Organizer & Spokesperson

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Y.E.C.A. would like to congratulate Kyle Meyaard-Schaap on becoming our new National Organizer and Spokesperson! Before coming on staff at Y.E.C.A., Kyle served for four years as the Creation Care Coordinator at the Office of Social Justice for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. In this role, Kyle worked to educate and equip individuals and congregations to learn and act at the intersection of creation care and Christian faith. Much of his professional experience has involved the integration of theology, science, and action toward deeper awareness of our Christian responsibility to care for God's earth and to love our neighbors, both at home and around the world.

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