In French we say “Mais Oui” (Yes!) and in English “May WE”
Throughout our history, Metropolitan Community Church has made a stand and courageously led on issues of our times, in particular those around social justice. It is that time again.
Climate change has already had a devastating impact on communities around the world, with dire effects on nature and creation, our siblings and neighbor. It is time to be the ‘good stewards’ that God has called us to be and to care for that which God has entrusted to our care. It is time.
Today, we say MAY WE be the ones to stand together with MCC leadership and other faith communities around the world in taking the Paris Pledge in the movement toward necessary and vital creation care. The time to act is now.
The Paris Pledge is a commitment, made individually and by our congregations, to reduce carbon emissions 50% by the year 2030. This will keep global warming under 2 degrees Celsius and avoid tragic environmental consequences. MAY WE stand together with faith communities around the globe to practice what we preach.
When the U.N. Climate Change Conference convenes in Paris this December, the pledges will show that we commit to doing our part and, in turn, demand the same (or better) commitment from global leaders. MAY WE take the Pledge today, by visiting this link: http://www.parispledge.org/ where you will also find resources and actions you can take to save money while reducing carbon emissions.
Then, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you have taken the Pledge, so your congregation will be listed as a pledge-signer on the MCC website!
MAY WE join together (once again), to respond to God’s call in this restorative ministry — so we and future generations may not only survive but thrive. The “Garden” is where we started and it is to God’s garden that we are called to return. The time is now. MAY WE respond with a commitment to act and a promise to CARE.
MCC Creation Team Co-leads
Reverends Aaron Miller and Rich Hendricks