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

YECA is represented in the "Science & Faith" section of the People's Climate March

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...]

Sending a Message of Hope to the National Association of Evangelicals

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In 1942, amidst an economic depression and a global war unfolding on two fronts, 147 individuals gathered in St. Louis seeking unity and stronger collective witness across a variety of evangelical denominations. Emphasizing both the “dynamic and independent” nature of American evangelicalism as well as the power of acting as a unified whole, these men and women formed a … [Read more...]

Recommitting: a reflection on the YECA leadership retreat

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If you’re anything like me (read: chronic overcommiter), then you probably understand the tension between honoring your existing commitments and jumping on board with new, exciting opportunities. The impulse to say, “Yes!” to every new demand upon my limited time and energies is a constant threat to my sanity, and learning to say no to new opportunities will--I am learning--be … [Read more...]

YECA Fellows gear up for upcoming year

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Held in conjunction with last weekend's Steering Committee retreat was a training for our 2014-15 Climate Leadership Fellows and Regional Organizers. In addition to presentations from Evangelical Environmental Network/YECA staff and other creation care leaders, the training included workshops where the Fellows could develop strategic plans for engaging their college campus and … [Read more...]

Introducing YECA’s 2014 – 15 Climate Leadership Fellows

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For the 2014 - 15 academic year, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action will welcome our inaugural cohort of Climate Leadership Fellows. The Fellowship is a selective program for college students that begins with a training retreat in August and runs until April. The Fellowship aims to train and equip new Christian leaders who promote a biblical understanding of and response to … [Read more...]

YECA’s Climate Leadership Fellows Program partners with the Université Chrétienne Bilingue De Congo

Written on the walls of many campus buildings at the Université Chrétienne Bilingue De Congo (UCBC) is the phrase “Being transformed to transform.” This statement captures so well the ingenuity, vision, passion and service to Christ that Ben Lowe and I witnessed across the entire campus community during our recent trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As part of a … [Read more...]

Historic “Clean Power Plan” Announced: What America Is Doing and What YECA Already Did

Photo "Coal Power Plant in New Mexico" by Flickr user glennia used under Creative Commons CC BY-NC 2.0 License.

Today, Administrator Gina McCarthy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the proposed Clean Power Plan for existing power plants. Less than a year after President Barack Obama promised cuts in domestic carbon as part of his Climate Action Plan, the reduction standards released today are aguably the Obama Administration's most significant climate action to … [Read more...]

“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...]