What if our understanding of ‘neighborhood’ expanded beyond our street address, church friends, or professional affiliations?
On a sunny day in May of 2014, Germany generated a record
74 percent of its electricity renewably…Perhaps more surprisingly, Costa Rica currently generates at least 90 percent of its electricity renewably; earlier this year, its national electric utility supplied its citizens with 100 percent fossil fuel-free electricity for a world-record 75 straight days. Denmark, meanwhile, is on pace to achieve total independence from fossil fuels in 35 years, meeting all of its electricity, transportation, heating, and cooling needs with renewables by 2050.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matt. 5:9). Encountering this familiar verse from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, how often are we guilty of unconsciously changing it to “Blessed are the peace lovers…?” Ah, if only loving peace and making peace were one and the same. Loving peace requires