Posts Categorized: Environmental Health

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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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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Environmental Health

We are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) and and are urged to take care of the body as a temple to the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Yet, we may be using products that we don’t realize…

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Living Waters for the World

The Presbyterian News Service recently ran an article about a Presbyterian group that will be traveling to Laos to install a water filtration system through Living Waters for the World, which is a ministry of the Synod of the Living…

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West Virginia

Last weekend I traveled to West Virginia to attend Turning Over a New Leaf: a Faith Community Green Event, which was hosted by the West Virginia Council of Churches and the West Virginia Presbytery. This event was an invigorating day…

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Environmental Justice for the Yupik People

Recently a delegation of Presbyterian Indigenous Yupik tribal leaders, youth, and elders came to Washington, DC to talk with policy makers about the environmental health issues caused by toxic waste at a former military base near their home in Alaska….

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Just Eating Curriculum

The Presbyterian Hunger Program has created a new curriculum for middle school students:Just Eating? Practicing Our Faith at the Table. The curriculum looks at the connection between our food choices and faith, health, earth, and humankind. There is also a…

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