The Creation Care Study Committee was created at the 2016 Annual Conference in response to a query that challenges us to respond more fully to two resolutions on climate change (1991 and 2001). Our charge is to catalyze action, particularly in relation to transitioning to renewable energy and reducing fossil fuel* usage (www.brethren.org/news/2016/creation-care-study-committee.html .
Our committee believes that action should occur on the denominational, congregational, and individual levels. We are currently in conversation with relevant agencies of the denomination to determine the best course of action. However, at the congregational and individual levels, we feel we need a better understanding of your hopes and limitations, as well a better understanding of what resources may be valuable to you. After we have some insights from this survey, we will work toward making those resources available.
Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey at https://goo.gl/forms/kqZk5PsZAt405yqq2 . We won’t publish any information about an individual person or congregation without direct permission. All reported data will be summarized and anonymous.
Thank you for your time and thoughts,
Sharon Yohn, Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon, Pa.
Duane Deardorff, Peace Covenant Church of the Brethren, Durham, N.C.
Laura Dell-Haro, Holmesville (Neb.) Church of the Brethren
*Fossil fuels include energy sources such as heating oil, gasoline, coal, natural gas, as well as electricity generated from these sources. Renewable energy sources include wind, solar, hydroelectric, biomass (such as firewood), as well as electricity generated from these sources.