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For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth;
The former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.
But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating;
For I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight.
I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and delight in my people;
No more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it, nor the cry of distress.
No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days,
Or an old person who does not live out a lifetime ...
They shall build houses and inhabit them;
They shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit ...
They shall not labor in vain, or bear children for calamity;
Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear.
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox;
But the serpent – its food shall be the dust!
United Methodist Book of Discipline
All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God’s creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings. God has granted us stewardship of creation. We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect. (Social Principles, ¶ 160)
We call for sound stewardship of the earth and environmentally friendly lifestyles that preserve creation for the benefit of present and future generations. United Methodist Women's environmental advocacy responds to this call.
Get involved in our environmental work:
- Connect on UMWOnline to the Environment group for resources and discussion.
- Be a Green Unit! Take the pledge to promote environmental justice. Download this checklist (PDF, 60K) and contact Esmeralda Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Green Teams activate local United Methodist Women members to organize their communities around environmental issues impacting their area. Learn more to start yours now!
- Chlorine Free Campaign: We converted use of paper and household products to dioxin-free, chlorine-free products in 1997 and never looked back. You can too! See our tips on using Chlorine-Free Paper.
- Climate Change: Read about United Methodist Women’s involvement at Copenhagen.
They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain, says the Lord.”