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Oct 22, 2015

Y.E.C.A.’s Support for the NAE’s Resolution on Climate and Creation Care

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We at Y.E.C.A. congratulate the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) for the passage at their latest Board meeting of their Resolution, Caring for God's Creation, A Call to Action . As the nation’s largest association of evangelical Christian denominations, organizations, and churches, the NAE’s resolution is an authoritative step forward in the evangelical community’s efforts to faithfully take on the great challenge of climate change.

 

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Sep 10, 2015

Announcing New Y.E.C.A. Leadership

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In the early days of 2012, a small group of young evangelicals met together at the home of an NAE Board member in Washington, DC, to prayerfully discern a faithful collective response to the growing climate crisis. We left that weekend retreat with the beginnings of a new national initiative called Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, and it’s been a remarkable and hope-filled journey ever since.

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Apr 14, 2015

Gathering for Climate Action in Ohio & Pennsylvania - Reflection on our 2015 Regional Summit at Malone University

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Late last month, several of us in the YECA family gathered for the 2015 Ohio/Pennsylvania Regional Summit at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. It was fitting that YECA’s first regional summit for cultivating young climate activists should take place a stone’s throw from the iconic Cuyahoga River, which - when it caught on fire in the summer of 1969 - helped spur a historic wave of ecological awareness and a generation of environmental activists in the United States. 

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Sep 24, 2014

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 was scheduled to coincide with the UN Climate Summit held in New York City later that week, a convening of world leaders to pave the way for a climate agreement to emerge from the crucial COP meetings scheduled to take place in Peru this year and Paris next year.

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May 31, 2014

Live Updates: Congo-Kenya Trip 2014

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YECA National Spokesperson Ben Lowe and YECA Steering Committee chair Rachel Lamb have been invited to join with partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Kenya. Their trip will be taking place from May 16 to May 30.

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May 29, 2013

Collin Whitsett

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Collin Whitsett, who currently is traveling the world but is based out of Hastings, Nebraska, is an alum of the environmental studies program at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. 

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May 01, 2013

Katie Todd

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Katie Todd is a senior student of Environmental Science and English at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, though she is originally from Connecticut.

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Apr 10, 2013

Kevin Crosby

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Kevin Crosby (Upland, IN) is the sustainability coordinator for Taylor University and a founding member of the Y.E.C.A. Steering Committee.

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Mar 15, 2013

Allison Engel

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Allison (originally from Wheaton, IL) is a Masters of Environmental Science student at Taylor University in Upland, IN.

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Mar 06, 2013

Armica, Katharine, and Jessi

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Armica, Katharine and Jessi are not only roommates, but they also are all graduate students in Taylor University's Environmental Science program, along with being active members of the Stewards of Creation campus organization.

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