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COP 25 demonstration met with strong security

Christian Brooks of the Office of Public Witness (OPW), staff of Presbyterian Mission Agency, sent the below snapshots of how a demonstration on Wednesday on the urgency of climate change was met with strong force. Participants from COP 25, particularly indigenous leaders who felt that their voices were not being heard, disrupted the main meeting… Read more »

Week Two of UN Climate Talks (COP 25) in Madrid

Dialogue continues among countries as the COP 25 in Madrid. Faith communities created a statement on climate justice. PC(USA) is one of many signers. Read the Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change for COP25 Madrid 2019. One source for coverage of official events as well as side events is the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) produced by… Read more »

Climate talks continue, climate march, ongoing witness

While last week negotiations were navigated by many staff representatives of member nations, this week the country ministers with higher political positions arrive to finalize and continue negotiations. Observers and participants continue to learn and share and to demand strong action from all the governments of the world. This weekend included a climate march in… Read more »

COP 25 in Madrid continues

The PC(USA) delegation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) 25 continues to participate in and observe exciting events and dialogues.   Bee Moorhead and Neddy Astudillo got to be part of a faith partners conversation with Speaker Nancy Pelosi   Photos from the Presbyterian Ministry at the… Read more »

United Nations Climate Talks– Presbyterians Present

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 25th Conference of the Parties (COP 25) began Dec 2, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Among attendees are Presbyterians and ecumenical and interfaith partners. PC(USA)-related observers this year will include Rev. William Somplatsky-Jarman (former Coordinator of Mission Responsibility Through Investment and the Environmental Justice Office, Presbyterian Mission Agency),… Read more »

Blessing the Butterflies

This content, including photographs except as noted, was contributed by Fawn Palmer of Churchville Presbyterian Church, an Earth Care Congregation in Maryland. Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of…love.    –K. D’Angelo A  crowd of 50 recently gathered at our church’s Fall Heritage/Family Festival. We tagged six, wild-caught  Monarchs at the Pollinators… Read more »

North Carolina Presbyteries “Die-In” To Address Climate Change

Content submitted by Rev. Stuart Taylor of Elkin Presbyterian Church, an Earth Care Congregation in Salem Presbytery. Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals — the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. We’re currently experiencing the worst spate of species die-offs since the… Read more »

Jesus Calls Us: A Climate Action Video

In mid-August, a video crew supported by Blessed Tomorrow, a Presbyterian Hunger Program partner, filmed chapel service at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville. Portions of the service, as well as an interview with Presbyterian Mission Agency President and Executive Director the Rev. Dr. Diane Givens Moffett, are included in a new climate action video, “Jesus… Read more »

Bless Friday puts service to God above consumerism

This post is excerpted from an article written by Mike Ferguson for Presbyterian’s Today. It appears online in it’s entirety here. Chuck Fox, a Presbyterian living and working in Houston, first got the idea to start Bless Friday during a homily he heard from a Catholic priest the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2009. The priest… Read more »

American Climate Metrics Survey: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In coordination with Blessed Tomorrow, a Presbyterian Church (USA) partner through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, the denomination invited members (laity and clergy) to participate in a survey to determine their attitudes and behaviors on climate change. The survey, fielded September 7-28, 2018, was part of a national survey sponsored by ecoAmerica and Blessed Tomorrow. The… Read more »