Posts Categorized: Creation

Statement on Biodiversity COP16 and Climate COP29

Ahead of two major UN environmental conferences and responding to the intertwined biodiversity and climate crises, the World Council of churches has released a statement that calls upon churches, among others, to learn from Indigenous spiritualities and practices that safeguard biodiversity as well as to mobilise communities of faith to exert pressure and build political… Read more »

Interfaith Liaison Committee call to COP28

As previously mentioned here, on November 30, 2023, the first day of COP28- the UN climate conference- in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, people of faith, including members of the PC(USA) COP delegation gathered at Christ Church, Jebal Ali, to hold a Talanoa dialogue, helping to define the call from people of faith to COP28.8 December… Read more »

COP28 Unveiled: Uniting, Acting, and Delivering in Dubai

by Christina Cosby, Domestic Policy Representative in the Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness The mantra “Unite. Act. Deliver.” grounds UN Parties and Observers alike as COP28 kicks off in the heart of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai’s Expo City. Today marked the beginning of our COP28 experience. in line to retrieve our… Read more »

Partner Spotlight: Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)

written by Pam Miller, ACATPhoto Credit: ACAT The Arctic is a hemispheric sink for persistent industrial chemicals and pesticides that are transported on atmospheric and oceanic currents from lower latitudes through a process known as global distillation.[i],[ii] These chemicals bioaccumulate in the bodies of fish, wildlife, and people of the north. Far from pristine, the… Read more »

Pope Francis Releases New Encyclical on Climate: Laudate Deum

Laudate Deum Word Cloud red and yellow words on black background Post written by by Becca Edwards and originally appeared on texasimpact.org. Pope Francis’s recent encyclical on climate, Laudate Deum, was released October 4. Laudate Deum serves as a follow-up to his earlier encyclical, Laudato Si. The timing of the release of this encyclical suggests that the Vatican hopes to influence the outcome of the upcoming United Nations… Read more »

ONE HOME ONE FUTURE Campaign Launches for Congregations Nationwide

US Religious Groups Stand Together Across Faiths To Care for Creation and Our Climate In a historic moment, next week 29 US denominations and faith organizations, including the PC(USA) will join together to launch One Home One Future, a multi-faith campaign to strengthen vitality, relevance, and community connection across generations – to care for our… Read more »

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Bowl of Dragon Fruit/ Large Sunflower “If we learn how to listen, we can hear in the voice of creation a kind of dissonance. On the one hand, we can hear a sweet song in praise of our beloved Creator; on the other, an anguished plea, lamenting our mistreatment of this our common home.” -MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS, POPE FRANCIS, FOR… Read more »

General Assembly 225 in Review

EJ Committee listening Our friends at Presbyterians for Carbon Dividends have put together a fantastic synopsis for use in sharing an overview of the actions from the 225th General Assembly. This GA discussion guide along with these Facilitator Notes are available for congregations to edit and use.  During the plenary sessions of 225th General Assembly held last month,… Read more »

Returning To Where Everything Started

Chainlink fence with prayer ribbons As people of faith concerned about the climate crisis, there are two origin stories that may guide and concern us as we ponder how we ought to live in the world today. One is the Genesis story, which establishes our faith in the God of Creation, and our particular role in nature. Another, is the… Read more »

Earth Care Creates Space for Community

God Loves God Affirms Rainbow Sign All of the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s certified Earth Care Congregations commit themselves to a four-part pledge to take specific steps in four areas; worship, outreach, education and facilities. Additionally, that pledge affirms that the earth and all creation are God’s. The pledge acknowledges that God calls us to be careful, humble stewards of this earth,… Read more »