Every faith tradition mandates care of creation and the moral call to address the issues and impacts of our changing climate. If we fail to address the most significant environmental threat to life and human civilization of our time/history, this would be a breach of our religious responsibilities. Solar energy is one of the important “solutions” for addressing climate change, but it is tricky for non-profit religious institutions because of the expense. NC has wonderful tax incentives which along with the federal incentives have allowed solar projects, both small and large, to blossom in the tax paying public/corporations, but it […]
New federal safeguards to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants are necessary not just because they help the environment, but because they are the right and moral thing to do, North Carolina faith leaders say. NC Interfaith Power & Light supports the Clean Power Plan released Monday, Aug. 3, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which calls for reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants by 32 percent by 2030. The Reverend Dr. Jennifer Copeland, Executive Director of the NC Council of Churches said the measures in the plan will take steps toward safeguarding the planet for the common […]
The EPA is acting on our moral obligation to address unlimited carbon pollution coming from the nation’s power plants, the single largest source of global warming pollution in the country.
The Vatican has officially released the Papal encyclical on the environment: “Praised Be: On the Care of Our Common Home” (Laudato Si’).
Faith Leaders printed in the News & Observer Rev. Dr. Leonard H. Bolick Rev. Jonathan Brake Rev. Jill Staton Bullard Rev. Robin P. Coira The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry Rev. Richard Edens Rev. Keith Grogg Rev. Steve Hickle The Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple Rev. Joe Hoffman Rabbi Andrew Koren Friar Michael Lasky Rev. Dr. David Jordan Rev. Randy Orwig Rev. Dr. John Pollock Rev. George Reed Rev. Dr. Bill Reinhold The Rt. Rev. Robert Skirving Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor Additional Faith Leader Support Rev. Jim Abbott – Asheville Rev. Stephanie Allen – Raleigh Rev. Jeanne […]
Though the week’s main events have passed, it’s not too late to be involved. Click here to join NCIPL’s virtual advocacy campaign and send a message to your representatives asking them to support clean energy for North Carolina! Thank you to everyone who helped make our Spring Into Action kickoff week a success! You participated from all over the state, listening in to our webinar, sending messages to your representatives through our virtual advocacy campaign, and traveling in person to enjoy our Spring Into Action Celebration and participate in our inaugural Faith Voices for Clean Energy advocacy day. It’s been quite a week! We started […]
NCIPL is proud to be featured alongside North Carolina clergy and congregations in this short video. It highlights churches who have installed solar on their houses of worship and thoughts from clergy and congregation members on why they feel called to take part in care for creation. You can also hear Director Susannah Tuttle speak about NCIPL and our work with congregations. We are grateful to have been a part of this production!
An easy Energy Savings Analysis can save your faith community thousands of dollars while enhancing your care of creation.
Starting this Valentine’s Day, join with North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light and thousands of other faith communities in proclaiming you and your congregation’s love for God’s creation through the 5th annual Preach-In on Global Warming. Global warming is getting worse; last year was officially the hottest year on record. That’s why we want to fill 2015 with our prayers, preaching, and action to help fight global warming and protect creation. Taking part in the Preach-In is a great way to get your community involved and show that creation care matters to you. You can participate any time between Valentine’s Day […]
As winter heads our way, consider hosting an Earth Sabbath Celebration. We have recently added several new services to the Celebration Resource Page and encourage you to check them out. These services can be replicated or modified, so they provide a great resource for anyone looking to host a Celebration. Both lay and ordained faith leaders lead these services on a regular basis, so don’t be intimated by the notion of leading a service. We now have 10 complete services online. And as a reminder, these services occur on a monthly basis in Raleigh. Please check our calendar for […]