Posts By: Jessica Maudlin

Peacemaker Lifts Up Importance of COP26

From an island in the Pacific Ocean, Frances Namoumou recently made a peacemaking pilgrimage to the Presbytery of the James in central Virginia. Appearing via Zoom, the International Peacemaker discussed how climate change is negatively impacting her home country of Fiji and neighboring islands in the region. As the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) takes place through Nov. 12,… Read more »

COP26: Virtual Opportunities

Youth Gather around speaker at copy As COP26 continues in Scotland we are thankful for the opportunities to follow along here at home. Presbyterians across the US have their minds and prayers turned toward Glasgow. Presbyterian Janet Cox, Founding member of the Cool Planet Group, a Ist Presbyterian Palo Alto member, the Fossil Free PC(USA) representative to Detroit and Portland General… Read more »

Glasgow: Welcome to COP26

COP26 Signs COP26 kicked off in Glasgow, Scotland  this weekend and will run until Nov. 12. This gathering will bring together delegates from nearly 200 nations to work toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing global warming. Along with world leaders, many other people turn out for the annual event, including representatives from faith and environmental groups,… Read more »

COP26 important for Pacific islands at the frontline of global climate change

“COP26 is important because if this doesn’t work, then we’re in serious danger. It’s already obvious that many of the targets set during the Paris agreement in 2015 have not been met,” says James Bhagwan, general secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, with passion and sadness tinging his voice, the World Council of Churches reported…. Read more »

Earth Care Creates Space for Community

God Loves God Affirms Rainbow Sign All of the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s certified Earth Care Congregations commit themselves to a four-part pledge to take specific steps in four areas; worship, outreach, education and facilities. Additionally, that pledge affirms that the earth and all creation are God’s. The pledge acknowledges that God calls us to be careful, humble stewards of this earth,… Read more »

In Response to the UN’s IPCC Report

Golden Gate Park with orange sky background The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report provides clear scientific documentation that our world is truly in crisis. While it could be easy to be overwhelmed with the weight of this heavy news, our prayer is that it can also be a source of inspiration to continue critical work and activism… Read more »

Everyday God-talk: Fair Trade and Climate

Farmer feet with Coffee seedlings Everyday God-talk returns for its first official season using the lens of Reformed theology to focus on environmental justice and climate crisis. Everyday God-talk’ will offer four different episodes encouraging those watching to contemplate the everyday realities of God’s Creation.  Each is based on the four major book titles of Calvin’s “The Institutes of the Christian… Read more »

‘We are tearing down the Creation God has given to us’

On the eve of Monday’s dire UN climate report, the Stated Clerk offers Presbyterians for Earth Care words that challenge all of us to do better by Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service Photo by Landon Parenteau via Unsplash LOUISVILLE — On the eve of a United Nations report released Monday that predicts dire and nearly immediate… Read more »

Fall PHP Post

Center Spread of Environmental Racism We are so excited to unveil the latest issue of the PHP Post!!! In the Dismantling Structural Racism issue you will find articles on… Global racism, colonialism and white supremacy Deep Links Between Racism and Climate Change Reparations Cannot Wait Resource Extraction and Racism We Take a Matthew 25 Stand PHP and Decolonizing Wealth POSTER… Read more »

PHP’s 2020 Impact Report

PHP embraces the PC(USA) vision of Matthew 25 that encourages us to see Christ in those who are hungry, thirsty, imprisoned and oppressed and to engage our work to “alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes” as a central way to live out our calling. Through speaking and teaching, supporting grant partners, producing educational and worship… Read more »