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Eco-Justice Journey

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

Learning from Environmental Justice (EJ) Communities

By Sue Smith Sue Smith is a member of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness and Stated Clerk of Monmouth Presbytery. She is grateful to her colleagues in the Coalition for Healthy Ports for teaching her everything she knows about environmental racism. I was invited to the March Mission Responsibility Through Investment Committee (MRTI) meeting…. Read more »

Celebrating 50 years of the Presbyterian Hunger Program!

This spring’s PHP Post has the theme of “Celebrating 50 years!” Read reflections from Sara Lisherness (Director of Compassion, Peace and Justice for the Presbyterian Mission Agency), from Colleen Shannon (one of the earliest PHP Coordinators), and from each of the PHP Associates on how their life journeys have been woven with the PHP ministries… Read more »

Gratitude for One Great Hour of Sharing

To those living in famine in Africa and the Middle East, your gift to One Great Hour of Sharing makes a difference. To widows learning how to fight for land titles to stay on their deceased husband’s land so they may continue to care for their farm and family, your gift makes a difference. To… Read more »

Presbyterians, Plastics, and God’s Creation

Presbyterians have been making statements about being careful of our use of natural resources since the 1950s. Particularly in the last few decades, churches, youth groups and families are becoming ever more mindful about our consumption and it’s effect on God’s creation. We encourage bringing cloth bags to the grocery store, toting around refillable water… Read more »

Presbytery of the Yukon and Caring for God’s Creation

  I just returned a few weeks ago from a wonderful visit with Presbyterians in Alaska. The Presbytery of Yukon stretches from Anchorage all the way north and encompasses four language groups. We met in Palmer, AK (the potato capital for the state!) and enjoyed the great hospitality of the United Protestant Church (Presbyterian). I… Read more »

Beyond Eco-Palms– One Rainforest Helping Another

written by Victoria Southworth, Inside Sales Representative, Continental Floral Greens, Importer of Eco-Palms 2019 is off to a fast start! With the rush of the holiday season behind us, Continental Floral Greens is looking forward to what the New Year has in store. This past June, CFG had the opportunity to connect with some of you at the… Read more »

In Support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018

February 12, 2018   In Support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (HR 763)   In June 2018, the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) “expressed profound concern about the destructive effects of climate change on all God’s creation, including a disproportionate impact on those living in poverty and… Read more »

The Real Deal: A Carbon Bill Arrives

Written by Courtney Forbes, member of First Presbyterian Church in Hammond, LA and chapter leader of Citizens Climate Lobby  As you may have read in this summer’s blog entry “Carbon Pricing 101”, this past July’s General Assembly of the PC(USA) voted with overwhelming (>80%) support for overtures 8-12 and 8-9, inviting you and all PC (USA)… Read more »

Immigration and Climate Disruption: A closer look at the U.S. role in creating refugees

The Presbyterian Hunger Program proudly partners with Equal Exchange through our Presbyterian Coffee Project. Read the original version of this post on the Equal Exchange blog here. November 16th marked the 29th anniversary of the slaying of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter by government-run death squads in El Salvador in 1989.  This… Read more »