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Presbytery of the Yukon and Caring for God’s Creation

  I just returned a few weeks ago from a wonderful visit with Presbyterians in Alaska. The Presbytery of Yukon stretches from Anchorage all the way north and encompasses four language groups. We met in Palmer, AK (the potato capital for the state!) and enjoyed the great hospitality of the United Protestant Church (Presbyterian). I… Read more »

In Support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018

February 12, 2018   In Support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (HR 763)   In June 2018, the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) “expressed profound concern about the destructive effects of climate change on all God’s creation, including a disproportionate impact on those living in poverty and… Read more »

The Real Deal: A Carbon Bill Arrives

Written by Courtney Forbes, member of First Presbyterian Church in Hammond, LA and chapter leader of Citizens Climate Lobby  As you may have read in this summer’s blog entry “Carbon Pricing 101”, this past July’s General Assembly of the PC(USA) voted with overwhelming (>80%) support for overtures 8-12 and 8-9, inviting you and all PC (USA)… Read more »

Immigration and Climate Disruption: A closer look at the U.S. role in creating refugees

The Presbyterian Hunger Program proudly partners with Equal Exchange through our Presbyterian Coffee Project. Read the original version of this post on the Equal Exchange blog here. November 16th marked the 29th anniversary of the slaying of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter by government-run death squads in El Salvador in 1989.  This… Read more »

Winners or Losers – Re-learning Solidarity

Written by Burkhard Paetzold, Regional Liaison for Western and Central Europe and Roma Reflection #3  from COP24, Katowice Dec 6, 2018 Quite frankly, you can smell it everywhere – Katowice is a coal city. I spotted a winding tower right downtown on the way from my hotel, but learned, it is a museum now. And… Read more »

Reflection from COP 24

Written by Burkhard Paetzold, Presbyterian Church (USA), World Mission Regional Liaison Central and Western Europe and Roma What a privilege to be along with other PCUSA observers at the COP24 in Katowice/Poland. It’s my first COP event and I feel there is so much to share, enough to write a blog. But I have to say,… 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 »

72% of Americans Say Climate Solutions Should be a Higher Priority

From PC(USA) partner Blessed Tomorrow: Last month, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their special report outlining the consequence of a changing climate, and the measures necessary to avert the most dangerous scenarios. The report is a collaborative effort of 91 authors, more than 150 contributors, and includes over 42,000 expert and government… Read more »

New Climate Resources from Blessed Tomorrow

Dear Eco-Journey readers, You may have seen our new Blessed Tomorrow page here on the blog, which links you to our Presbyterian Hunger Program’s environmental resources on our PHP web site. We are partnering with Blessed Tomorrow this year in order to provide great new research, tools, and resources to Presbyterians on climate change education,… Read more »