Posts Categorized: Environment

Lessons From The Wilderness

by William P. Brown,  William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary In the rush to reopen the economy, epidemiologists are warning of a second wave of the COVID19 infections that may be more severe. Time will tell. Meanwhile, angry white protesters, preferring guns over facemasks, have been expressing their outrage over constraints… Read more »

PHP at Work Around the World

Check out our new 3 minute video introduction to the work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program in the United States and around the world. The work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program is possible thanks to your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing.

Ecumenical Resources Help Care for Creation

We have often heard the saying that to be Presbyterian is to be ecumenical. That means, we don’t separate our particular understanding of being Christian and worshipping and practicing church polity in our own tradition as being something that excludes us from celebrating and doing ministry with other Christian denominations and communions. Our ecumenical partners,… Read more »

Endangered Species Day

Plastic Fast Facts Graphic When God called on Noah to protect all creatures, Noah had no choice which creatures to load on board. All of creation belongs to God, and Noah was merely caretaker. Like Noah, we have a moral responsibility to safeguard all of God’s bio-diverse creation from what scientists are increasingly agreeing is currently happening: a mass… Read more »

Poetic Reflection- Waiting for Angels

Waiting for Angels The secret of waiting is the faith that the seed has been planted, that something has begun.                               –Henri Nouwen Too old to have another child, I sometimes think of Sarah. If angels visit to proclaim astonishing news, I’m determined not to laugh.   At 4:30 a.m. we scan for November Leonid showers…. Read more »

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 »

‘Nap ministry’ and God’s plan for the Sabbath

Nap Definition by Zeena Regis, Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator and Member of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Georgia. Originally appeared in Presbyterians Today. I received a text from a friend instructing me to “bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow or whatever you’d like for resting comfortably on the floor.” I was going to be joining her at… 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 »

Climate Crisis Demands More Than Individual Lifestyle Choices

by Bob Taylor, retired PC(USA) pastor and volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby For many Presbyterians a faithful response to the climate crisis starts with individual lifestyle choices to minimize our carbon footprint. These actions could include such things as reducing meat consumption, using bikes or public transport instead of cars, buying an electric car, recycling,… Read more »

Love Made Visible: Engaging in Sacred Activism

submitted by Sarah Paulos, Community Engagement and Program Manager, Interfaith Power & Light On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. That first Earth… Read more »