Myal Greene is president and CEO of World Relief. Prior to this position, he was the World Relief Rwanda country director and then transitioned to Africa regional director, followed by the Developing Countries unit director. Greene also served as senior vice president of International Programs. In 2007, he led the development of a new church-based programming model in Rwanda that grew from a small pilot program with 150 churches to a global model that has now reached over 5,000 churches across nine countries. He holds a finance degree from Lehigh University, a global leadership master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and is pursuing his Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Eastern University.
The climate has once again captured our attention amid a record-breaking heat wave this summer and a landmark economic package in Congress that includes sweeping climate measures.
Our environment is a precious gift, created by God and intended for all to share in its bounty. Yet, our global neighbors living in poverty and other vulnerable conditions are facing the most devastating effects of climate change. Addressing the impacts of climate change demands not just a public response, but a uniquely Christian one as well.
As an acquaintance shared during a recent trip to Malawi, “The hunger season is longer, and we are deeply concerned.” He explained that the decade-long change in the rainy season radically diminished the quality of crops and extended the time between harvests. This situation is not merely a personal inconvenience or an economic disappointment; it is a threat to health and subsistence.