Posts By: Jessica Maudlin

American Climate Metrics Survey: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In coordination with Blessed Tomorrow, a Presbyterian Church (USA) partner through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, the denomination invited members (laity and clergy) to participate in a survey to determine their attitudes and behaviors on climate change. The survey, fielded September 7-28, 2018, was part of a national survey sponsored by ecoAmerica and Blessed Tomorrow. The… Read more »

Precautionary Principle: Managing Technological Risks to Protect Humanity and Our Planet

The 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved the affirmation and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy regarding the Precautionary Principle. Simply put this is a principle that expresses that the introduction of a new product or process whose ultimate effects are disputed or unknown should be resisted. The… Read more »

Climate Care Challenge

As people of faith, we believe that God created this world, called it good and told humans to care for it. We are blessed to have this sacred task. Take the Climate Care Challenge! Our daily experience, confirms that these extreme climate events keep taking place with greater frequency and intensity each year. This is… Read more »

Nature that Nurtures

The Nature that Nurtures guide, written by Mary Westervelt with layout and graphics by Lauren Diamond, tells the story of how one church, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn, PA, a certified Earth Care Congregation, began the process of changing their grounds to be better stewards of God’s earth. Below, the author reflects on the beginnings… Read more »

Earth Care Congregation Takes a Stand

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church cannot support any location for any facility that would cause similar risks to schoolchildren, clean air and water, and sustainable development. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2019 Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church passes resolution opposing Rockwool factory location Contact: Than Hitt Shepherdstown WV – Today Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church (SPC) is… Read more »

Earth Care Congregation dedicated to living out their response to God’s Call

As a downtown church Hillsborough Presbyterian Church has very little green space to work with, but their Earth Care Team is dedicated to maximizing the use and natural beauty of every inch! First certified in 2013 as a PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation (ECC), this nearly 150 member church in North Carolina congregation “responds to Jesus… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Serve. Guard. Protect.

The very first command addressed to humanity in the entire Bible is to “be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion . . .” (Gen 1:28). This always felt very authoritarian. No room for compassion, dignity, or respect. We see humankind displaying this type of dominion when it comes… Read more »