Posts Categorized: Disasters

Learning from Environmental Justice (EJ) Communities

By Sue Smith Sue Smith is a member of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness and Stated Clerk of Monmouth Presbytery. She is grateful to her colleagues in the Coalition for Healthy Ports for teaching her everything she knows about environmental racism. I was invited to the March Mission Responsibility Through Investment Committee (MRTI) meeting…. Read more »

After the Spill Gulf Coast Update Call June 30

After the Spill sent the following invitation to join a conference call for an update on the Gulf Coast following the 2010 oil spill.  After the Spill is an interfaith response to the oil spill. You are invited to join After the Spill and the Gulf Restoration Network next Thursday, June 30 at 3:00 pm EST/2:00… Read more »

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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Tread Lightly for Lent March 27

Action for March 27: The One Great Hour of Sharing offering is collected on Easter. Learn more about the PC(USA) OGHS programs: Disaster Assistance, Hunger, and Self- Development of People, which care for God’s earth in many ways. Learn more…

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Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis

On Friday, March 11, Japan experienced an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, which created a tsunami that affected the Pacific Rim. This morning there were estimates that up to 10,000 people could have been killed in Japan, where some towns were virtually…

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Help Heal the Gulf Coast

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following action alert: It’s been more than six months since the beginning of the Gulf Coast oil spill. Even though the well has been capped, communities are still suffering, God’s creatures…

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Say No to Coal Ash in Your Drinking Water

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following action alert: Families in Eastern Tennessee received an early unwanted Christmas present in 2008. Their homes were filled with coal ash, which contains hazardous pollutants such as lead, mercury, arsenic,…

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Portland Avenue Presbyterian Church Goes Green

Portland Avenue Presbyterian Church’s redevelopment in the Louisville neighborhood of Portland is about “more than building a church.” Rev. Willa Fae Williams shared this as we talked in a trailer across from the former site of Portland Avenue PC. On…

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Public Hearing on Coal Ash

Coal ash at the Cane Run Power Plant in Louisville, KY The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding public hearings and taking public comment on proposed changes to the way that coal ash (the leftover waste when coal is burned)…

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