Posts Categorized: Ecumenical

January climate and creation workshops in Spanish

The new year started off strong with the offering of three workshops in Spanish and English on climate change and creation care resources. These workshops were offered by the Red Latina (a newly formed group of lay and ordained leaders and allies working to create holistic environmental ministries throughout Latinx churches), interfaith partner GreenFaith, the… Read more »

Blessed Tomorrow Climate Ambassador Training

As you may know, Americans are growing more concerned about climate change. As they witness and experience impacts to their health, livelihoods, and communities, they are increasingly looking for guidance on solutions from leaders in their daily lives, including faith leaders. That is why the Presbyterian Hunger Program is partnering with Blessed Tomorrow to provide… Read more »

Green Good News

Book review by Rebecca Barnes T. Wilson Dickinson has published an excellent book that will be of great importance to the church at large and the ecumenical movement for economic and environmental justice. It will be invigorating to individuals and congregations. As a professor at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky and as a writer, pastor,… Read more »

Welcoming the Season of Creation

Universe painting The environmental work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program is grounded in Scripture, Reformed theology, General Assembly policies that call us to care for creation, including the 1990 foundational policy “Restoring Creation for Ecology and Justice,” and prayer. September 1 is the World Day of Prayer for Creation and the start of the Season of Creation…. Read more »

World Day of Prayer on the Care of All Creation (Sept 1)

Whether you want to choose a special personal devotional for some quiet time of day or some quiet space alone outside, or you want to choose some prayers or songs for community worship, there are great resources to help you praise God for the gift of God’s creation and to encourage us all in our… Read more »

Sept 1 World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Designated by Orthodox communities through Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios in 1989, recently instituted as “World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation” by Pope Francis, and even more recently by the World Council of Churches, we are encouraged to set aside September 1 as a day to pray for all God’s people and whole creation.  … Read more »

Papal Encyclical

On Thursday June 18, Pope Francis released the long-anticipated papal encyclical on the environment. In this profound pastoral statement, Pope Francis affirmed all creatures as beloved by God, the interconnection of environmental, economic and social systems, and our human responsibility to care for the world around us. Presbyterian General Assemblies have passed many environmental resolutions… Read more »

PCUSA Welcomes Papal Encyclical

Last week, Pope Francis released the long-awaited papal encyclical on the environment. In response, PC(USA) Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons posted this affirmation of Pope Francis’ message.   http://www.pcusa.org/news/2015/6/18/presbyterian-church-us-welcomes-papal-encyclical/   The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) welcomes the release of Pope Francis’ papal encyclical Laudato Sii June 18, 2015 We celebrate the faithful witness and words of Pope Francis… Read more »

Articles on Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment

Great thanks to the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, pulling together a long and helpful list of articles about Pope Francis’ encyclical!   You can read the encyclical on the Vatican site: http://m.vatican.va/content/francescomobile/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html There are a number of resources on the Forum site (fore.yale.edu) to provide you more information on the encyclical, including… Read more »