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Week One in Review at COP27

Heavenly Cathedral at COP27 The PC(USA) Delegation to COP27 split attendance between the two weeks of the event.  This weekend marked the midway point of the conference.  Overview During the first week Sharm el-Sheikh proved a challenging and confounding venue for the COP27 climate talks, with traffic jams and water shortages being among the major complaints. As the week… Read more »

Interfaith Gathering in the Spirit of Talanoa Dialogue

an interfaith moment of prayer concludes after religious leaders and representatives of ecumenical organizations gather for a Talanoa dialogue at the eve of COP27 in Egypt. by Sue Rheem, Coordinator, Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations Earlier this week, on Sunday, November 6th,  about 100 climate justice advocates from various faith groups came together to reflect on solutions from a holistic perspective at the beautiful El sama Eyeen Coptic Church, not far from the convention center where COP27 was taking place.  It… Read more »

Disagreement on Loss and Damage Delayed Start of COP27 Agenda

Opening of COP27 The Cop27 UN climate summit was off to a delayed start after delegates late into the wee hours Sunday morning over what should be discussed at the conference. The major disagreement surrounded the question of loss and damage, which refers to the devastating consequences of climate breakdown suffered by the poorest and most vulnerable countries, and how… Read more »

Sept 1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of All Creation

Each September 1st is another opportunity to praise God and give praise for God’s creation. While each moment we draw breath and each day we wake up is a great time to notice the world around us and be grateful, we’re invited to take some time on September 1st to particularly mark this with global… Read more »

Two PC(USA) Congregations are “Cool Congregations”

Congregations across the nation are caring for the earth we call home in a variety of creative ways.  We know that Presbyterian congregations can  become recognized as Earth Care Congregations through the Presbyterian Hunger Program. But also, in an interfaith and national setting, there is also the annual contest offered by our wonderful partner Interfaith… Read more »

January climate and creation workshops in Spanish

The new year started off strong with the offering of three workshops in Spanish and English on climate change and creation care resources. These workshops were offered by the Red Latina (a newly formed group of lay and ordained leaders and allies working to create holistic environmental ministries throughout Latinx churches), interfaith partner GreenFaith, the… Read more »

Reminder: virtual Presbyterian climate ambassador training this Friday!!

The Presbyterian Hunger Program is partnering with Blessed Tomorrow to provide the Blessed Tomorrow Ambassadors Program, to support our current and future clergy and lay leaders with training. In this training you will be trained and equipped to then write, speak and share: the links between climate, our faith, our personal experiences and priorities, the spectrum of solutions and their… Read more »

Equal Exchange: Living Out Matthew 25

As part of the Matthew 25 commitment, congregations and presbyteries pledge to embrace one or more of these three areas of focus: Building congregational vitality by deepening and energizing our faith and growing as joyful leaders and disciples actively engaged with our community as we share the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed…. Read more »

New Free Resource for Preaching on Care of God’s Creation

In an effort to encourage clergy to preach and teach on Christian ecology at least once a month, a new free resource called EcoPreacher 1-2-3 has just been launched by Rabbi Yonatan Neril (founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development)  and the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade (Assistant Professor of Preaching and… Read more »

Everyday God-talk: Fair Trade and Climate

Farmer feet with Coffee seedlings Everyday God-talk returns for its first official season using the lens of Reformed theology to focus on environmental justice and climate crisis. Everyday God-talk’ will offer four different episodes encouraging those watching to contemplate the everyday realities of God’s Creation.  Each is based on the four major book titles of Calvin’s “The Institutes of the Christian… Read more »