Posts By: Rebecca Barnes

GreenFaith calling for Fellowship Applications

GreenFaith has an 18 month national, interfaith training and education program for religious leaders caring for the earth. Interested parties can apply through June 1st. A webinar to introduce the Fellowship will be hosted in early March. For more information about this interfaith organization and this particular opportunity, click here.

Sharing from another Earth Care Congregation

Montreat Presbyterian Church Highlighting the story of another PCUSA Earth Care Congregation, I invite you to celebrate with me Montreat Presbyterian Church’s creative idea to have an earth care theologian in residence! Click here to read about this new program.    

Loving God and Loving God’s Earth

Today, as love is celebrated, what ways can we better love and serve God by loving and caring for the earth?   One thing I’m aware of is the “I Love Mountains” campaign, people from all across appalachia asking for alternatives to Mountain-top Removal Coal Mining. Folks from Kentucky have made today (Valentine’s Day) an “I… Read more »

Reformed Churches and Nuclear Energy

The World Communion of Reformed Churches, of which the PCUSA is a part, has shared the news that some of its member churches are asking hard questions about nuclear technology, nuclear energy, and our care for God’s creation. A controverial energy source in our time, nuclear energy has few greenhouse emissions (so won’t contribute to… Read more »

Sharing the Story of an Earth Care Congregation

Story-telling encourages us, inspires us, gives us hope, and helps us risk creative vision. In that spirit, I’d like to share with you, as I’m able, some glimpses of the stories that PCUSA Earth Care Congregations are creating in their congregational life.   Earth Care Congregations vary in their interests, their geographical location, their church… Read more »

Congregational Food Audit

New guide from Green Faith and the John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Listing one of the PCUSA Earth Care Congregations (Maryland Presbyterian Church in Towson, MD) as a success story, GreenFaith has just announced a new faith-based food guide called “The Good Food Toolkit.” Available as a free download for those who register… Read more »

Tread Lightly for Lent

Daily Lenten Calendar from Environmental Ministries (PCUSA) As part of the season of Lent, Environmental Ministries is offering “Tread Lightly for Lent,” a simple, daily calendar that encourages Presbyterians to reflect theologically about ecojustice and to take action on issues such as water, land, air, people, and other species. Each of the 40 days of Lent has a topic to think about,… Read more »

Rio+20 preparations

Opening Plenary Statement from U.S. representative Are you interested in following developments this year as we move towards the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (1992)? If so, you might like to read this statement from the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Oceans and International  Environment and Science. He comments here on the Zero… Read more »

Christian Simplicity study for Lent: Lent 4.5

a Seven Week study in faith formation Created by a faith-based organization in Louisville, KY “Lent 4.5” is an interesting seven-week study process that encourages us to live into Christian simplicity. Through the study, issues explored include food, consumption, water, energy, gratitude & generosity. Click here to learn more.

Compassion, Peace and Justice training and Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Our colleagues in the Presbyterian Church USA Washington Office invite us to the March 23 Compassion Peace and Justice training followed by the March 23-26 Ecumenical Advocacy Days. Come learn about how Presbyterians use their faith to lift up their voice in the public sphere! This is a great opportunity to meet one another, to share… Read more »