Posts Categorized: Environmental Health

“Rethinking Our Rivers” From the Eco-Stewards

There is another new blog post on the Eco-Stewards Program blog from Eco-Steward Josh Campbell.  In the post “Rethinking Our Rivers” Josh reflects on learning about how poor environmental practices affect human health during the Eco-Stewards Program in Montana, and the eco-justice issues related to this.  Read Josh’s inspiring post, learn about eco-justice and how human health is affected by… Read more »

Glenshaw Presbyterian Church’s Earth Care Efforts

Glenshaw Presbyterian Church (GPC) in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania was certified as an Earth Care Congregation in June 2011. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ran a story about the church’s environmental stewardship efforts and Earth Care Congregations certification on August 4. Read the article. I also received the update below from Beth Egan, a church member and participant in the… Read more »

Huguenot Memorial Church Eco-Update

New York Church Works for Holistic Environmental Stewardship Members of the Environmental Ministries Action network from Huguenot Memorial Church in Pelham, NY sent the following update on environmental stewardship in their congregation.  The information is excerpted from a church newsletter article from winter 2011 written by Elders Elysa Peters and Eric Smith.  At Huguenot Church,… Read more »

Tell the House to Protect Creation and Communities

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the action alert below. This week the House is considering a bill that would reduce funding for clean air and clean water by more than 15 percent forcing communities around the country to deal with water pollution from other states and more kids vulnerable to asthma. We… Read more »

Eco-Stewards Reflection on Community Health Center

The Eco-Stewards Program for young adults, which took place in Montana in June, focused on connecting faith and environmental stewardship in the fields of agriculture, health and green building. Participants in the Eco-Stewards Program continue to post inspiring blogs with reflections on these topics.  Read the most recent post by Eco-Steward Dave Grace, which reflects on the formation… Read more »

Calling all chaplains, ministers, & health workers

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following action alert: Are you a parish nurse, pastor, chaplain, health worker, or involved in any sort of ministry with people who suffer chronic diseases? You are invited to speak out about your pastoral concerns for these families, and to ask Congress to protect families from… Read more »

Mountaintop Removal DVD and Worship Resource

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following email, announcing an exciting DVD giveaway opportunity, and a new worship resource. “The land is mine; with me you are but aliens and tenants.” Lev 25:23 God’s Creation is a…

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Reflections on Fracking

My colleague Brian Frick with PC(USA) Camp and Conference Ministries wrote this blog post on hydraulic-fracturing, or fracking. Brian’s post on the “Here I Am” blog looks at fracking from the point of view of a camp and conference center,…

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Faith, Mountains and the Economy Trip of Perspective

The Faith and Money Network is planning a “Trip of Perspective” focused on Faith, Mountains and the Economy to Wise County, Virginia to explore the impact of mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining. The trip aims to foster awareness of injustices…

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