Posts By: Rebecca Barnes

Faithful prayer with Peruvian partners

reports from prayer vigil March 22 PCUSA members joined sisters and brothers in Peru on World Water Day, March 22nd, as they gathered in prayer and petition for justice, regarding the mining operations in La Oroya. Continued prayer and action is welcome and needed as we walk alongside our partners in mission, witness, and struggle… Read more »

Maundy Thursday reflection from PEC Devotional

From the Presbyterians for Earth Care Devotional “Feasting on God’s Gifts, Fasting in Sorrow”   Maundy Thursday reflection By Rebecca Barnes-Davies   Morning Prayer:God of grace, as the day begins we give thanks for each new breath and for the mystery of life. As we reflect on death and life this holy week, increase in… Read more »

Wise Words from our Confessions

As I’m preparing for some end of the week teaching sessions, I’m enjoying these wonderful words from our Confessions and thought I’d share them with you. May your day be blessed!   Confession of 1967 (9.16): “God has created the world of space and time to be the sphere of [God’s] dealings with [humanity.] In… Read more »

Nominate Restoring Creation Award Winners!

Do you know some great congregations, Presbyterian entities, or individuals of faith who are working to care for God’s creation? Annual awards to such folks are given out by Presbyterians for Earth Care (the fabulous, grassroots, membership-based organization of earth-keeping Presbyterians and friends). This year the awards will be given at the PEC Luncheon at the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly on Thursday July 5th.

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Prayer Vigil on March 22, World Water Day

Next Thursday, March 22nd, religious and community  leaders in Lima, Peru are gathering from 6-8 p.m. for a prayer vigil in order to oppose attempts to re-open the controversial multi-metal smelter, Doe Run.

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NEW! Children’s Health and Environment Resource now available from PCUSA

NEW! “God’s Creation, Our Health: Taking Action Together“ Friends, we have a great new resource to share far and wide: a wonderful older children’s curriculum on children’s health and the environment. This engaging, thoughtful, and fun resource will not only engage children in our U.S. congregations to explore these important issues but it also invites… Read more »

Plan Now for Earth Day Sunday April 22!

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year, and Presbyterian churches are urged to celebrate Earth Day Sunday near this date. This year, Earth Day and Earth Day Sunday are one and the same: April 22nd!   The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program produces Earth Day Sunday resources each year that the Presbyterian Church USA Environmental… Read more »