Posts By: Katie Holmes

End Nationwide Permits for Mountaintop Removal

Help Stop Mountaintop Removal Valley Fills: When mountaintop removal mining occurs, the top of a mountain is blasted off and then the rock “waste” is dumped in the valley below, burying streams and killing aquatic life. Currently many mountaintop removal…

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Poverty, Children, and Climate Change

The United Nations sponsors the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty every year on October 17. The day seeks to recognizee the struggle of people living in poverty, give folks in poverty a chance to make their voices heard,…

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Swarthmore PC Wins 2009 EPA Energy Star Congregations Award

Each year the Energy Star for Congregations Program of the Environmental Protection Agency awards congregations for outstanding energy efficiency and innovation. This year Swarthmore Presbyterian Church in Swarthmore, PA was one of only four churches nationwide to win the award….

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October 24 is International Day of Climate Action

Scientists say that 350 parts per million of carbon in the atmosphere is the safe limit for creation. 350.org is asking people around the world to plan actions on October 24 to highlight the need to bring carbon levels down…

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Social Creed for the 21st Century

In 2008 the General Assembly approved the Social Creed for the 21st Century. This social creed updates the 1908 “Social Creed of the Churches” with new areas pertinent to our lives today. The new Social Creed affirms the need for…

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Earth Day Sunday Resource from NCC Eco-Justice Program

Start your planning early for Earth Day 2010 (April 18 or 25) with the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program’s resource “Sacred Spaces and an Abundant Life.” This resource reminds us that everything in our worship space belongs to God,…

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International Fair Trade Justice Action Day

In addition to Columbus Day, today is also International Fair Trade Justice Day. Read Alexandra Buck’s post on Food and Faith Blog to see how you can be a voice for fair trade today as a part of the Week…

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New Hymn for CROP Walk Season

Carolyn Gillette has written a new hymn for blessing participants in CROP walks. Read the Presbyterian News Service article about this and other of Gillette’s hymns, or visit the Church World Service website to view the hymn and more information…

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West Virginia

Last weekend I traveled to West Virginia to attend Turning Over a New Leaf: a Faith Community Green Event, which was hosted by the West Virginia Council of Churches and the West Virginia Presbytery. This event was an invigorating day…

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