Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina

Category: Reflections


A Time to Wait and a Time to Act: COP24 and the Season of Advent

My children will both go back to school today after three and a half days off for snow-related cancellations and delays. During this time there was sled run building, movie watching, hot chocolate, fort creating, reading, knitting and anticipation. You…

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Webinar: From Climate Reports to Moral Imperatives

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM Recently, a couple of major climate reports have been released that highlight the impact of climate change on our world and the urgent need to act. To help faith communities understand the insights…

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Rabbi offers Hanukkah wisdom for Climate Change

Today will mark the 6th night of Hanukkah and as we face the predictions of darkened skies for an upcoming snowstorm in Western North Carolina our awareness of our need for Light at this time is deepened. Rabbi Arthur Waskow…

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It Was a Week of Listening . . .

This past June, I joined other church leaders, farmers, foragers, justice advocates and theologians for the Wake Forest School of Divinity Summer Institute in Swannanoa – or as we called it throughout the week, Katuah, the Cherokee name for these parts of Western North Carolina.

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What Lent Can Teach Us About Uncertainty and Action

As spring emerges around us, some Christians are observing the season of Lent, a 40-day period of sacrifice and preparation prior to Easter Sunday. While Easter is a celebration of new life, forgiveness, and wholeness, Lent takes on a more…

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Moving beyond coal – and the rhetoric around it. Guest Columnist Sarah Ogletree and Abbey Ende

CCA Intern, Sarah Ogletree and Asheville High School Student, Abbey Ende wrote a column for the Asheville Citizen-Times regarding coal and hopes for the future.  They wrote: “To address the complicated social, environmental, and economic issues of coal in America,…

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The Spirituality of Climate Action with Tim DeChristopher

On November 7, 2016 we gathered in a circle at the Asheville Quaker Meeting house to hear music and stories of hope and courage. Tim DeChristopher shared about his work resisting climate change by bringing a faith-filled voice to activism and…

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Letter to the Editor: Candidates Should Care For Our People And Planet

Rabbi Justin Goldstein of Congregation Beth Israel, Reverend Thomas Murphy of the Cathedral of All Souls, and Scott Hardin-Nieri jointly submitted a letter to the Asheville Citizen Times to present a united front ahead of the 2016 presidential election. They…

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