Posts Categorized: Justice

The Power of Community and Agency to Transform Society

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization By Jennifer Evans, mission specialist for the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP)   During PHP’s spring advisory committee meeting, we visited one of our newest grant partners, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) in Chicago. In this predominantly Mexican-American community, their office is located in the Little Village neighborhood and appears… Read more »

Learning from Environmental Justice (EJ) Communities

By Sue Smith Sue Smith is a member of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness and Stated Clerk of Monmouth Presbytery. She is grateful to her colleagues in the Coalition for Healthy Ports for teaching her everything she knows about environmental racism. I was invited to the March Mission Responsibility Through Investment Committee (MRTI) meeting…. Read more »

Parliament of the World’s Religions

Environmental Justice and the Doctrine of Discovery By Rev. Dr. Barbara Carnegie Campbell, Interim Pastor at Covenant PC,  Gresham, Oregon At the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religion in Toronto, Ontario last week, I heard someone commenting that Parliament is like “organizing a gathering for interfaith dialogue on issues of justice and having the whole… Read more »

Building the Good Life for All, new book available

Building the Good Life for All: Transforming Income Inequality in Our Communities By Shannon Jung   We hear a lot about the gap between the economically secure and those just getting by.  What we wonder is “How can we transform the income gap in our communities?” We know that this is the sort of neighborliness… Read more »

Executive Order Dismantles Climate Protections

The General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for decades have passed policies that share concern for God’s creation, our obligation to be good stewards of the natural world, and our role in reducing energy dependence, promoting renewable and sustainable energy use, and otherwise caring for the earth. In the last few months, President Trump… Read more »

Presbyterian Hymn-Writer: Hymns on Water, related to Standing Rock

These hymns are written and copyrighted by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, with permission given for free use to Standing Rock supporters.    We Were Born Out of the Waters NETTLETON 8.7.8.7 D “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”   We were born out of the waters that give life to all the earth. We were made… Read more »

Prayers, calls and continued learning for Standing Rock

To keep up to date with calls to action, invitations to prayer, and continued links for further learning, visit the new Standing Rock page on this blog. Also, compiled on that page are PCUSA policies and the various articles and resources from the last few months for that page.  

Prayer Vigil in Spirit and Solidarity with Standing Rock

Prayer Vigil in Spirit and Solidarity with Standing Rock Thurs, Nov 3, 12-12:30pm  In a simple prayer vigil, we will join our voices with all those who are demanding attention to broken treaty rights, to fair treatment of those who practice civil disobedience, and acknowledgement of our complicity in sins of racism and injustice. We… Read more »

Update on Standing Rock

Yesterday the Presbyterian News Services released an article “Standing in solidarity with Standing Rock” that reminds us to be in prayer after last week’s clashes in North Dakota as Native American brothers and sisters and allies continue to witness against the current construction plans of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Originally planned to be built near… Read more »

Presbyterians Standing with Standing Rock Sioux and Others

You may have seen the recent Presbyterians News Service story on the Presbytery of Northern Plains’ earth care team sending a prayerful witness and supplies to the water “protectors” in North Dakota, through Rev. Paul Henschen, a member of Presbyterians for Earth Care.  This comes on the heals of the statement of support from Stated… Read more »