Posts Categorized: Environment

Eco-Justice on College Campus

ecumenical ministries at University of Kansas Young adults, faith and the environment: take a look at what this ecumenical ministry is doing for eco-justice!   “For this semester, we are meeting in the ECM at 5pm on Fridays.  The current projects we are concentrating on are working to finish the Eco-Walk project in the Haskell… Read more »

Highlights from Wendell Berry

This whole lecture, from Wendell Berry, is well worth reading, as is most of what Wendell Berry has ever written, in my opinion.  I say this as a Kentuckian, who loves and is connected to the Kentucky countryside. I also say this as a candidate for ministry, having sat through a great “Sacraments and Globalization”… Read more »

A Few Haikus from Adult Education at Takoma Park Presbyterian Church

In the spirit of Earth Day, I thought I’d share with you some fun haikus created by a class I taught last month in Takoma Park, MD.   God so loved the earth and we are called to respond care for it all, well   Gather together the creator’s creation interconnected   Greek God, in… Read more »

Maundy Thursday reflection from PEC Devotional

From the Presbyterians for Earth Care Devotional “Feasting on God’s Gifts, Fasting in Sorrow”   Maundy Thursday reflection By Rebecca Barnes-Davies   Morning Prayer:God of grace, as the day begins we give thanks for each new breath and for the mystery of life. As we reflect on death and life this holy week, increase in… Read more »

Earth Care Congregations Span United States

In 2010 PC(USA) Environmental Ministries created a new way for congregations to stay active in helping the environment: Earth Care Congregations (ECC). Earth Care Congregations are defined as “congregations that have committed to the “Earth Care Pledge” and accomplished a specific number of actions toward caring for God’s earth in four categories: worship, education, facilities, and… Read more »

Creation Care Journal Keeps Asheville Church Informed

First Presbyterian Church in Asheville, North Carolina, has taken many steps towards greening their congregation. They are an Earth Care Congregation, they have created greening projects with their communities, and they were even awarded the Greener Pastor Climate Fellows Award this year. The church, however, has taken even more steps, creating a ‘green’ blog. Penny… Read more »

California Church Keeps Congregation Green

Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church in Truckee, California, has worked hard to keep their congregation green. This story was submitted by Edie Lott, Social Justice and Outreach Team Leader of Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church, as part of the Church Earth Care Stories. Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church is a church of both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in… Read more »

Youth for Eco-Justice

Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults to Participate in Climate Negotiations The World Council of Churches (WCC) has teamed up with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to create “Youth for Eco-Justice.” This program, intended for Christians from 18-30 years old, will take place in conjunction with the 2011 United Nations climate negotiations. After a two-week… Read more »

Environmental Ministries, Carbon Offsets, and Big Tent

The Big Tent starts on June 30 in Indianapolis.  The gathering will be made up of Presbyterians from around the country celebrating the mission and ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  PC(USA) Environmental Ministries will be leading a workshop on Earth Care Congregations at the gathering, and will facilitate a Peacemaking Conversation on “Making Peace… Read more »