Posts By: Jessica Maudlin

Immigration and Climate Disruption: A closer look at the U.S. role in creating refugees

Farmer feet with Coffee seedlings 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 »

Creation Care “bubbles up” at New Life

The Earth Care Congregation Certification is one of the many ways that the Presbyterian Hunger Program seeks to be faithful to our responsibility to care for Creation. The goal of the ECC program is to inspire churches to care for God’s earth in a holistic way, through integrating earth care into all of church life…. 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 »