Posts Categorized: Eco-Justice

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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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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Youth Rocks at Climate Talks

Bill and Carol Somplatsky-Jarman are attending the United Nations Climate Change talks in Copenhagen with the World Council of Churches delegation and will be sending updates that will be posted on Eco-Journey and the Mission Crossroads website. Bill is the…

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La Oroya

Joe Tobiason, a Young Adult Volunteer with the Joining Hands Network in Peru (or in Spanish Red Uniendo Manos Peru) wrote this post about La Oroya. On our eco-justice trip to Peru earlier this year we visited the town of…

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A Toxic Free Christmas

From Chloe Schwabe, Assistant Director of Environmental Health at the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program: Just as the wise men brought gifts for baby Jesus to pay him homage (Matt 2:1-12), we also give gifts to loved ones at…

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Faith and COP15

The United Nations Climate Conference, COP15, started yesterday and runs through December 18. The United Nations COP15 website allows you to watch webcasts from Copenhagen. The faith community will have strong representation in Copenhagen. Bill Somplatsky-Jarman, coordinator of Social Witness…

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Other Faith and Environment Blogs

There are a few blogs on environmental issues that I thought I’d mention – Rev. Neddy Astudillo has a blog in Spanish called Eco-Justicia. Rev. Astudillo is the pastor at Parroquia San José, a PC(USA)-ELCA – Latino Ministry in Beloit,…

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Bell Ringing for Climate Justice

From December 7-18 international leaders will be meeting in Copenhagen in December to create a new international agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions that will replace the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012. To show your support for climate…

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Our Call

There are some people in the Church that protest that in working to restore and protect God’s Creation, we are actually working on a “liberal” cause that is not worth our time. We need to take the politics out of…

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Thanksgiving for Food

Recently I have become more passionate about striving to eat healthy, organic, and when possible, local, foods. Eating to help my health and the health of the planet can be a challenge, but I have found an increasing amount of…

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