Posts Categorized: Current Affairs

Climate Legislation Conference Call

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program will continue its series of conference calls on climate issues and legislation for grassroots leaders on February 1 at Noon Eastern Time. The call in number is 1-866-939-8416 and the access code is…

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New Scientific Study Shows Mountaintop Removal Should Stop

A recent study, headed by Margaret Palmer, a University of Maryland researcher, found that the mountaintop removal destroys ecosystems and should be ended. In an article in the Washington Post Palmer stated, “”The science is so overwhelming that the only…

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Presbyterian Response to Haiti Earthquake

From the PC(USA) homepage: In the wake of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is responding through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and its partners. Presbyterian World Mission is gathering information on the safety and status of our mission…

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Article on Faith and Mountaintop Removal

The front page of Sunday’s Courier-Journal featured an article on faith and mountaintop removal that started out with a quote from Stewardship of Creation Enabler Rev. Robin Blakeman, “Mountaintop-removal mining blasts away our souls, blasts away our communities, the souls…

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OOPs: Last Day in the Life (A Day in the Life, Part #2)

By Carol Somplatsky-Jarman Monday, December 14: Twenty percent. Our specially appointed delegate has gone to the Bella Center to the specially appointed place, to pick up the specially prepared sealed envelope with the specially prepared second passes. Twenty-one: that is…

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Green Advent from Odyssey Networks

Odyssey Networks is providing a daily green Advent calendar entry. The daily entries share a bible verse, prayer, and tip for environmental stewardship. While you are visiting the website you can catch up on reports from the religious community at…

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A Day in the Life, #1

By Carol Somplatsky-Jarman, Friday, December 11 Buzz, buzz…. Buzz, buzz, buzz… I hear an intermittent buzz of Bill’s Blackberry, which goes off (accompanied by a flash of red light) every time an email comes in. It has been like this…

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