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Eco-Justice Journey

Opportunities and information for education, advocacy, and action to accompany you on your own justice journey.

Executive Order Dismantles Climate Protections

The General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for decades have passed policies that share concern for God’s creation, our obligation to be good stewards of the natural world, and our role in reducing energy dependence, promoting renewable and sustainable energy use, and otherwise caring for the earth. In the last few months, President Trump… Read more »

Protecting Human Livelihoods and Natural Resources

We hope that you know and follow the excellent work being done around the world in our Hunger Program’s “Joining Hands” networks. From resisting extractive mining practices that pollute creation and have poisoned children with lead in Peru, to standing with the Standing Rock Sioux to protect water, to honoring and saving native seeds in… Read more »

Reflections on Climate Talks in Marrakech

By Bee Moorhead, Executive Director of Texas Impact and Presbyterian representative to the United Nations climate talks in November 2016   So much has happened since November, it’s hard to imagine that just eight weeks ago I was in Marrakech, Morocco, watching as world leaders discussed next steps in the international effort to limit and… Read more »

Eco-Palms: Stewardship into Action

Dean with Palm Harvesters to use on Palm Sunday It was 3 o’clock the morning of Saturday, March 19, 2005, the day before Palm Sunday, when I arrived home from delivering Eco-Palms to churches in North Dakota and Minnesota and I was wondering to myself “Is this sustainable?” I would get up a few hours later and deliver the last palms to Sandstone, MN… Read more »

Prayers, calls and continued learning for Standing Rock

To keep up to date with calls to action, invitations to prayer, and continued links for further learning, visit the new Standing Rock page on this blog. Also, compiled on that page are PCUSA policies and the various articles and resources from the last few months for that page.  

Secretary of State Kerry’s Remarks at COP 22

On November 16, Secretary Kerry addressed the United Nation’s COP 22. Below are some excerpts/highlights and then the link to his full remarks. Let us all join together this Advent to continue to hope–and work for–positive change!   Positive change is happening “In early October, the International Civil Aviation Organization established a sector-wide agreement for… Read more »

Faith Groups Present Ecumenical Patriarch Statement to COP 22

Photos and content provided by Rev. William Somplatsky-Jarman, former Coordinator for Mission Responsibility Through Investment and long-time member of the WCC presence at United Nations COPs. Bill is reporting from the UNFCCC COP22. Yesterday in Marrakech, Morocco, as the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of the Parties (COP) 22 nears an end,… Read more »

Youth at the COP 22: Closing the “Passivity Gap”

By Oona Moorhead, one of the observers with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of the Parties (COP) 22, in Marrakech, Morocco. Oona is a high school student from Texas. Oona Moohead, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), at COP 22 in Marrakech One out of every six people is… Read more »

Reports from United Nations climate talks

“World leaders and government officials from nearly 200 countries are gathering for the next two weeks in Marrakech for the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22), part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Negotiators will check progress since last year’s historic Paris Agreement (COP 21), which officially came into force early this month…. Read more »