Posts By: Rebecca Barnes

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 »

Camps and Conference Centers caring for God’s creation

Throughout the PCUSA, camps and conference centers join congregations and individuals in caring for God’s creation. One such facility is Ferncliff (Little Rock, AR).   Ferncliff Presbyterian Camp/Conference Center is making a concerted effort to go green because they see it as an act of worship and creation care.  This past year they put in a… Read more »

Calling Young Adults!

an invitation to become an Eco-Steward for climate change and Christian activism this summer Applications are now posted for summer 2012 Eco-Stewards! This program, located in Boston and Vermont this year, is a great place for young adults with a heart for eco-justice ministry to learn practical skills, to accompany one another, and to inspire others for… Read more »

Preach-In on Global Climate Change

Interfaith Power and Light is hosting a national preach-in on global warming on Sunday February 12th. Planned to communicate a love for, and dedication to, God’s creation as Valentine’s Day approaches, this preach-in invites people of all religions to consider preaching, teaching, praying, and otherwise bringing awareness about climate change. Downloadable resources are free to… Read more »

Grace and Peace

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ! My name is Rebecca Barnes-Davies and I am the new Associate for Environmental Ministries (PCUSA). I recently graduated from Louisville Seminary with an MDiv and Masters of Art in Religion (MAR) dual degree. Before seminary, I served as the coordinator of Presbyterians for Earth… Read more »