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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 »

Winners or Losers – Re-learning Solidarity

Written by Burkhard Paetzold, Regional Liaison for Western and Central Europe and Roma Reflection #3  from COP24, Katowice Dec 6, 2018 Quite frankly, you can smell it everywhere – Katowice is a coal city. I spotted a winding tower right downtown on the way from my hotel, but learned, it is a museum now. And… Read more »

Reflection from COP 24

Written by Burkhard Paetzold, Presbyterian Church (USA), World Mission Regional Liaison Central and Western Europe and Roma What a privilege to be along with other PCUSA observers at the COP24 in Katowice/Poland. It’s my first COP event and I feel there is so much to share, enough to write a blog. But I have to say,… Read more »

PC(USA) at the United Nations COP 24

Right now, Presbyterian staff and volunteers and many ecumenical friends are traveling or just arrived in Katowice, Poland, for the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s “Conference of the Parties” (COP) 24. Since the original 1992 agreement between nations in Rio de Janeiro, there have been annual meetings, and we are at the… Read more »

Parliament of the World’s Religions

Environmental Justice and the Doctrine of Discovery By Rev. Dr. Barbara Carnegie Campbell, Interim Pastor at Covenant PC,  Gresham, Oregon At the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religion in Toronto, Ontario last week, I heard someone commenting that Parliament is like “organizing a gathering for interfaith dialogue on issues of justice and having the whole… Read more »

Serving Up Climate Conversations for Thanksgiving

From PC(USA) partner Blessed Tomorrow: It’s that time of year again. Pumpkins are being carved, meals are being prepared, and most importantly, families are gathering. Thanksgiving is a time to catch up with loved ones, feast, and be thankful. Given the many extreme weather events that have happened this year, a loved one may have been impacted…. Read more »

72% of Americans Say Climate Solutions Should be a Higher Priority

From PC(USA) partner Blessed Tomorrow: Last month, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their special report outlining the consequence of a changing climate, and the measures necessary to avert the most dangerous scenarios. The report is a collaborative effort of 91 authors, more than 150 contributors, and includes over 42,000 expert and government… Read more »

Climate Change Report Lays out Consequences

At the Presbyterian Hunger Program, this time of the year usually finds our attentions turned towards World Food Day and Food Week of Action. This year however, we also find ourselves focused on the report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change which was released on October 7, 2018 in South Korea. A… Read more »