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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 »

Reflections on Climate Talks in Marrakech

By Bee Moorhead, Executive Director of Texas Impact and Presbyterian representative to the United Nations climate talks in November 2016   So much has happened since November, it’s hard to imagine that just eight weeks ago I was in Marrakech, Morocco, watching as world leaders discussed next steps in the international effort to limit and… Read more »

Eco-Palms: Stewardship into Action

Dean with Palm Harvesters to use on Palm Sunday It was 3 o’clock the morning of Saturday, March 19, 2005, the day before Palm Sunday, when I arrived home from delivering Eco-Palms to churches in North Dakota and Minnesota and I was wondering to myself “Is this sustainable?” I would get up a few hours later and deliver the last palms to Sandstone, MN… Read more »

Secretary of State Kerry’s Remarks at COP 22

On November 16, Secretary Kerry addressed the United Nation’s COP 22. Below are some excerpts/highlights and then the link to his full remarks. Let us all join together this Advent to continue to hope–and work for–positive change!   Positive change is happening “In early October, the International Civil Aviation Organization established a sector-wide agreement for… Read more »

Faith Groups Present Ecumenical Patriarch Statement to COP 22

Photos and content provided by Rev. William Somplatsky-Jarman, former Coordinator for Mission Responsibility Through Investment and long-time member of the WCC presence at United Nations COPs. Bill is reporting from the UNFCCC COP22. Yesterday in Marrakech, Morocco, as the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of the Parties (COP) 22 nears an end,… Read more »

Reports from United Nations climate talks

“World leaders and government officials from nearly 200 countries are gathering for the next two weeks in Marrakech for the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22), part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Negotiators will check progress since last year’s historic Paris Agreement (COP 21), which officially came into force early this month…. Read more »

Support for Standing Rock

As colder weather soon begins in the area where hundreds of people have gathered with the Standing Rock Sioux–to protect water, land, tribal rights and harmonious relationships with the earth–Presbyterian Native American leaders are providing for ways that all Presbyterians can support this historical gathering. To begin with, as needs for safe and sturdy lodging… Read more »

Reducing Carbon Emissions: The Power of One Church

Case Study of how United Presbyterian Church of Superior, Washington (UPC) Reduced Its Carbon Emissions, provided by Dean Hecht About May of 2008 I received a call from Deb Carroll, a former teaching colleague of mine, and an organizing member of the Twin Ports Interfaith Global Warming Initiative (TPIGWI). Deb was wishing there was a… Read more »

Second Presbyterian in St Louis celebrates Earth Sunday

On August 21st, Second Presbyterian Church in St Louis, MO worshiped around the theme of caring for God’s creation. One of the nearly 200 Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations certified as an “Earth Care Congregation,” this congregation has a history of creative education, worship, global mission outreach, gardening and more as they care for God’s creation…. 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 »