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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 »

General Assembly policy on Carbon Pricing

G.A. and Carbon Pricing, 101 By Bill Bray, Ron Spross, and Tomie Evans, Ruling Elders, Rev Bob Taylor, Teaching Elder (retired)–overtures advocates to the 2018 General Assembly that passed the overtures. The General Assembly is inviting us, all 9000+ PC(USA) congregations and 1.5 million members, to a call to action.  A prayer-full calling for us… Read more »

Earth Care Congregation: LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church

One of the best parts of the General Assembly week for me is often worshipping in a local congregation. On Sunday, June 17, I was able to worship with the PC(USA) certified Earth Care Congregation LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church. We were transported from the convention center in downtown St. Louis to Wood River, IL to… Read more »