Posts Categorized: Current Affairs

Deforestation and Covid-19

Many of you may be asking yourself what this  Covid-19 pandemic is attempting to teach us about the state of Mother Nature and the ways in which we relate to her? While acknowledging that people all over the world are suffering from lost employment, diminished incomes and uncertainty, we  are seeing that in slowing down,… Read more »

COVID-19 Overshadows Environmental Rollbacks

by Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns, PHP In recent weeks a lot of our attention is focused on the coronavirus. Especially as information rapidly changes, we are constantly on high alert seeking information to clarify the situation. In this heightened state of consciousness though it is easy to overlook other… Read more »

Prayer and Beyond: Faithful Response

My new reality of working from home, a privilege that I am afforded,  is giving me space to reflect in different ways . I think I am not alone in that as I’m seeing  more and more thoughtful sharings from people I’m connected to online. In 2008, I spent a chunk of time in Haiti… Read more »

Responding Faithfully In A Pandemic

The current state of the world is new territory for many of us. As we respond to help slow the spread of COVID-19,  routine daily movements are grinding to a halt. Shelves stand empty inside many stores and most restaurant owners have posted ‘Closed’ signs. Many people are worried about having enough to get through… Read more »

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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