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Feb 09, 2016

YECA Welcomes Rick Morris to Steering Committee

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We are excited to welcome Rick Morris to the YECA Steering Committee, and look forward to his leadership and ministry experience contributions as we work together to implement YECA's mission and vision.

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Jan 29, 2016

Paul Simonin | January "Neighbor Award" Winner

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Paul Simonin is an aquatic ecologist at Cornell University working with the Environmental Change Initiative affiliated with the University of Notre Dame. He is formerly an Au Sable Graduate Fellow and is currently a visiting scientist with A Rocha.

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Jan 08, 2016

Connecting Missions with Climate Action and Creation Care

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It might be too early to tell what God is doing in and through the hearts and minds of over 16,000 college students who participated in the Urbana Missions Conference in St. Louis last week. However, I left the conference hopeful for the ChurchΓÇÖs participation in the restoration of creation, specifically in addressing climate change. I had the opportunity to exhibit at the conference through my work with Care of Creation and was able to support a range of conversations on creation care and climate action among conference participants.

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Dec 11, 2015

The Last Day of COP21: Waiting, Watching, Praying

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All is quiet here in the blue zone today as negotiations that went all through last night continue behind closed doors. Everyone is waiting to hear news of progress and a new agreement text–this time, the final version that will be adopted by all the nations of the world. As we wait, here is the latest news and analysis:

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Dec 07, 2015

Evangelicals Gather In Paris: A COP21 Reflection

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As national delegations and countless global NGOs have descended upon Paris to observe and influence the outcome of the Paris climate talks, a community of evangelical Christians has also come to add its voice. Under the umbrella of the Lausanne Creation Care Network and A Rocha International, over 100 evangelical Christians from all around the world gathered today for an all day conference in the city called A Christian Response to Climate Change. Theology, personal stories, science and moral philosophy combined for a day of deep learning and conviction.

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Dec 03, 2015

Waiting in Advent Hope: A COP21 Reflection

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It was the first Sunday in Advent, and I was waiting. Waiting for my plane from Budapest to Beauvais, France. Waiting for my bus to take me from Beauvais to Paris. Waiting for the metros and the shuttles to the COP 21 venue. Waiting for my train to the village north of Paris where I could finally drop off my luggage and unpack. It was the first Sunday in Advent, and I spent the whole day waiting. 

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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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