Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina

Category: Reflections


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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Heeding Pope Francis on Environment

The Asheville Citizen Times published this editorial piece by Scott Hardin-Nieri reflecting on the importance of the Pope’s address to the U.S. Congress in light of his recently published encyclical on the environment. In the editorial, Scott describes some of…

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Richard Fireman: “The People Shall Perish . . .”

Longtime member and one of the original founders of the Creation Care Alliance, Richard Fireman, recently wrote this opinion piece published in the Asheville Citizen-Times stressing the economic urgency of responding to the threat of climate change.

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