Posts Categorized: Current Affairs

Youth for Eco-Justice

Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults to Participate in Climate Negotiations The World Council of Churches (WCC) has teamed up with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to create “Youth for Eco-Justice.” This program, intended for Christians from 18-30 years old, will take place in conjunction with the 2011 United Nations climate negotiations. After a two-week… Read more »

Reject the Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Colleagues in the Presbyterian Hunger Program sent the following action alert regarding the Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Momentum is building fast in Washington to approve the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Colombia along with the Korea and Panama FTA. We…

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Curbing Congo’s conflict minerals

The following blog post is reposted from Swords into Plowshares, the blog of my colleagues in the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. The issue of conflicts minerals includes many concerns, from violence against women…

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Call for Restoration and Renewal for the Gulf

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following action alert: Through the waters of our Baptism we are reborn into the spirit and the community of Christ’s Holy Church. As faithful members of that community we are called…

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One Year Anniversary of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

One year ago today, on April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and started an oil spill that lasted almost three months. Though the mainstream news focus long-ago…

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National Call-In Day to End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Protecting God’s Creation extends to ensuring justice for God’s people, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) policies have consistently affirmed that as people of faith we are to seek environmental justice for low income communities…

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Ecofeminist Theology

I got re-inspired about ecofeminist theology this weekend at Ecumenical Advocacy Days, where the theme was “Development, Security & Economic Justice: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?” I don’t feel that I can do the topic justice in a…

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