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Eco-Justice Journey

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

Daily Living for Climate Justice

Personal Reflection I love the work I am blessed to do—encouraging Presbyterians to live lifestyles that reflect their faith values, celebrating Earth Care Congregations and our new Hunger Action Congregation program, partnering with amazing individuals and networks in the U.S. and around the world who are working to address root causes of hunger and poverty,… Read more »

Ministry in the Time of Climate Change: Reflection by Robin Blakeman

By Rev. Robin Blakeman, employed by the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, steering committee member for West Virginia Interfaith Power and Light, WV Presbytery Stewardship of Creation Ministry Team leader, Parish Associate at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, Huntington, WV Walking in the footsteps of greatness can be surreal, challenging and wondrous – all at the same… Read more »

Faith Advocates React to Paris Agreement Decision

Voices from people of faith in the United States as well as around the world continue to support climate change policies and particularly the Paris Agreement. These strong statements come in the aftermath of  President Trump’s announcement in early June that he would pull the U.S. out of the international agreement. An article published by… Read more »

PC(USA) Supports Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Presbyterians are engaged in their personal and congregational lives to care for God’s creation. They also engage in local, state, national and even international public policy advocacy. They ask for strong climate and energy policies–including the United Nations’ climate talks, such as those that resulted in the Paris Agreement. It matters to Presbyterians that public… Read more »

Connecting Social Justice and Earth Care

  Presbyterian Hunger Program is the program in which Environmental Ministries and Earth Care Congregations has a home. We believe that the root causes of hunger and poverty include the destruction of the earth, and that destruction of the earth is worsened by worsening hunger and poverty. PHP works to alleviate hunger and eliminate its… Read more »

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 »