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Saturday, November 21, 2020

 

Green theology provides valuable framework for climate action, justice

Green theology is at the forefront of addressing the disparities and environmental injustices faced by many Black communities. It is based on the interconnection of conventional and non traditional faiths, green philosophy — which balances protecting the earth and improving health — and history.

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The Rev. Dr Ambrose Carroll, Sr is founder of Green The Church, a sustainability initiative working to create a cadre of Black Church communities who are committed to green theology, promoting sustainable practices within their communities and helping to build economic & political change. He is also senior pastor at The Church by the Side of the Road in Berkeley, CA.

CLIMATE VOTING TO PROTECT GOD’S CREATION

by Rev. Ambrose Carroll | Oct 27, 2020 | Election,Your Vote Matters | Take the Faith Climate Voter Pledge

I have been incredibly heartened by a recent national poll of religious voters that showed 94% of Black Protestants believe that our responsibility to protect God’s Creation is an important reason to address climate. I am not surprised that Black people of faith feel this way for three important reasons. 

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Faith & Leadership an online magazine of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity reports on how Green The Church encourages African American congregations to commit to an enviromnetal theology that promotes sustainable practices and helps build economic and political change.

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020

As the son of an itinerant Baptist minister, Ambrose Carroll moved with his family from city to city as his father felt called to serve new churches: Atlanta, St. Louis, Compton, Santa Ana and finally, Oakland, California.

But there was one constant in the lives of the six Carroll siblings. Summers and holidays were spent back on the family homestead in the tiny community of Holly, Louisiana.

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CNN reports How green theology is energizing the black community to fight the climate crisis

Dr. Carroll Selected as a 2020 Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity Announces Cohort