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Eco-Justice Journey

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

Earth Care Congregation: LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church

One of the best parts of the General Assembly week for me is often worshipping in a local congregation. On Sunday, June 17, I was able to worship with the PC(USA) certified Earth Care Congregation LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church. We were transported from the convention center in downtown St. Louis to Wood River, IL to… Read more »

Racism and the Environment: EJ policy passed by GA

By Sue Smith, Vice Moderator of Presbyterians for Earth Care and Stated Clerk of Monmouth Presbytery. Sue is grateful to her colleagues in the Coalition for Healthy Ports and the NJ Environmental Justice Alliance for teaching her everything she knows about environmental racism.   Over the last two years, the Co-Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly,… Read more »

The Earth is the Lord’s: new policy from the General Assembly

Another new policy on engaging with issues of climate change–through preaching, embodying, advocating and proclaiming eco-justice– passed last month by the General Assembly environment committee and then by the General Assembly itself is the following: The Presbytery of Monmouth overtures the 223rd General Assembly (2018) to: 1.    Call upon the whole church to raise a prophetic… Read more »

New Environmental Policies passed by the PC(USA) General Assembly

For the first time, General Assembly had an entire committee devoted to Environmental Issues. This committee learned about, discussed, and gave advise to the plenary around topics such as: environmental racism, preaching and teaching about climate change and other environmental concerns, the Precautionary Principle, carbon pricing (fee and dividend), and the most debated and crucial… Read more »

Earth Care Gathering in Little Rock

This spring, Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, AR hosted a state-wide Earth Care Gathering in partnership with Arkansas Interfaith Power & Light. A key focus was on drawing down one’s carbon footprint and making an active difference in the world. Scharmel Roussel, an Environmental Stewardship leader at SPC, explained, “We learned that food waste, refrigeration,… Read more »

2017 PHP Impact Report

Hot off the press, read how YOU are helping to make a difference around the world through your gifts to the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Go to https://www.presbyterianmission.org/resource/2017-php-impact-report/ in order to download and share this piece to celebrate with us some wonderful accomplishments in 2017!  

Building the Good Life for All, new book available

Building the Good Life for All: Transforming Income Inequality in Our Communities By Shannon Jung   We hear a lot about the gap between the economically secure and those just getting by.  What we wonder is “How can we transform the income gap in our communities?” We know that this is the sort of neighborliness… Read more »

Riding the Blue Marble, new book available

Riding the Blue Marble by Dave Wasserman   The book is an illustrated meditation on faith, science and hope and it relates to Wasserman’s volunteering around a new resource from NOAA  called Science on a Sphere.  The sphere displays images of earth and its various systems, using data from our satellites and mathematical projections about climate… Read more »

Creation Care “bubbles up” at New Life

The Earth Care Congregation Certification is one of the many ways that the Presbyterian Hunger Program seeks to be faithful to our responsibility to care for Creation. The goal of the ECC program is to inspire churches to care for God’s earth in a holistic way, through integrating earth care into all of church life…. Read more »

Earth Day and Earth Day Sunday

How do you plan to celebrate Earth Day 2018? Some congregations may have already hosted an Earth Day Sunday or community Earth Fest while others are still planning their environmental film series, earth care lectures, or outdoor experiences. We hope you have seen two new resources to help you celebrate: Earth Day Sunday “A Sense… Read more »