Posts By: Jessica Maudlin

Prayer and Beyond: Faithful Response

My new reality of working from home, a privilege that I am afforded,  is giving me space to reflect in different ways . I think I am not alone in that as I’m seeing  more and more thoughtful sharings from people I’m connected to online. In 2008, I spent a chunk of time in Haiti… Read more »

Strong and Courageous Enough to Rest

When My Heart Is Faint I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel strong right now. I have tried so hard to be intentional about living out Psalm 61;  1 Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. 2 From the end of the earth I call to you,     when my heart… Read more »

Responding Faithfully In A Pandemic

The current state of the world is new territory for many of us. As we respond to help slow the spread of COVID-19,  routine daily movements are grinding to a halt. Shelves stand empty inside many stores and most restaurant owners have posted ‘Closed’ signs. Many people are worried about having enough to get through… Read more »

Climate Crisis Demands More Than Individual Lifestyle Choices

by Bob Taylor, retired PC(USA) pastor and volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby For many Presbyterians a faithful response to the climate crisis starts with individual lifestyle choices to minimize our carbon footprint. These actions could include such things as reducing meat consumption, using bikes or public transport instead of cars, buying an electric car, recycling,… Read more »

Love Made Visible: Engaging in Sacred Activism

submitted by Sarah Paulos, Community Engagement and Program Manager, Interfaith Power & Light On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. That first Earth… Read more »

Carbon Neutrality

Disasters (storm, flood, and drought) have devastating effects in Haiti… women, children, and the elderly, are really very vulnerable. The signs of climate change, such as temperature rises and atypical rainfall, are obvious and have devastating effects on agriculture… without adequate action, climate change tends to aggravate the damage caused by disasters and to increase… Read more »

Ambition • Restoration • Justice

The realities of climate change are being felt intensely in communities across the country, and the 2020 elections are poised to determine our fate. Advocacy is increasing, but opposition remains formidable. How can we make climate a winning issue in 2020, and make certain our leaders implement policies that ensure a healthy, just and prosperous… Read more »

MRTI’s recommendations and process for divestment

 by Katie Carter, Associate for Research, Policy and Information, Office of Faith-Based Investing & Corporate Engagement On Thursday, January 16th, the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) approved recommendations for companies to be added to the General Assembly Divestment/ Proscription list (2020 list here). These recommendations included in MRTI’s report to the 224th General… Read more »

Blessing the Butterflies

This content, including photographs except as noted, was contributed by Fawn Palmer of Churchville Presbyterian Church, an Earth Care Congregation in Maryland. Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of…love.    –K. D’Angelo A  crowd of 50 recently gathered at our church’s Fall Heritage/Family Festival. We tagged six, wild-caught  Monarchs at the Pollinators… Read more »

North Carolina Presbyteries “Die-In” To Address Climate Change

Content submitted by Rev. Stuart Taylor of Elkin Presbyterian Church, an Earth Care Congregation in Salem Presbytery. Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals — the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. We’re currently experiencing the worst spate of species die-offs since the… Read more »