Posts Categorized: Disasters

Dreaming Another World as this One Heats

Out of control fires. Hottest decade on record. Hot oceans spawning super storms. Polarized politics. Heated debates. COVID fever. Despair and hope can coexist in each of us. The partners of the Presbyterian Hunger Program, who are dreaming and building another world, give us hope every day. Visit our Food and Faith Blog to read… Read more »

Climate Change and Wildfires

Just this past January, though it seems practically another lifetime ago in this year that doesn’t seem to let up, large portions of Australia burned. The skies turned orange, while smoke blanketed the country’s largest cities. Now, on our side of the Pacific, we are reliving that story. San Francisco has turned red and orange… Read more »

Climate Change and Disaster: Chilling Impacts of a Warming World

Steady increases in temperatures have already dramatically changed our seasonal weather patterns — including more severe droughts, storms, floods, and heat waves. This has consequences on our lives and livelihoods — and it’s caused by climate change. These intensified floods, droughts, hurricanes and fires impact all of us but they disproportionately affect populations already made… 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 »

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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