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Eco-Justice Journey

Opportunities and information for education, advocacy, and action to accompany you on your own justice journey.

Earth Care Congregations celebrating Earth Day 2016: Hunter Presbyterian Church of Lexington KY

In a variety of ways, all across the country, Presbyterians celebrated Earth Day. In small and large congregations, in community celebrations or in church worship, certified Earth Care Congregations used the opportunity of Earth Day as a way to care for God’s good creation. Here are four snapshots, sharing one a day: Hunter Presbyterian Church… Read more »

Earth Care Congregations celebrating Earth Day 2016: Westminster Presbyterian Church (Wilmington)

In a variety of ways, all across the country, Presbyterians celebrated Earth Day. In small and large congregations, in community celebrations or in church worship, certified Earth Care Congregations used the opportunity of Earth Day as a way to care for God’s good creation. Westminster Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, DE), Earth Day Extravaganza Westminster’s Earth Care… Read more »

Fair Trade and the Environment

Written by Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Enough for Everyone, Presbyterian Hunger Program   The PC(USA) has been involved in issues of Fair Trade since the Presbyterian Coffee Project began in 2001. Fair Trade is a “trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development… Read more »

Ecumenical Statement on Flint

Creation Justice Ministries, our ecumenical roundtable of denominations working for care of God’s creation–formerly the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Program, helped us pull together a statement in response to the Flint crisis. The issues surrounding the Flint situation are complex, multi-faceted, serious, and urgent. We continue to compile resources as we’re able and to… Read more »

Lenten resources

  The annual Treading Lightly for Lent calendar was uploaded last week. If you missed it, it’s not too late to add these daily action-reflection suggestions into your other Lenten disciplines! Download your Treading Lightly for Lent calendar here. (If you prefer a Word document, and want to cut/paste it to share with others, here… Read more »

Eco-Palms for Palm Sunday!

Celebrate a sustainable Palm Sunday! More than 300 million palm fronds are harvested each year for U.S. consumption alone — most of them for Palm Sunday. Whereas traditional palms may harm forests and not support local workers, when you order Eco-Palms you are protecting forests, local jobs, and sustainable livelihoods in the harvesting communities.  … Read more »

Post-Paris New Year

2015 brought the papal encyclical on the environment, new strong commitments to environmental stewardship by the U.S. government, new innovations in renewable energy development, strong grassroots movement building, and the global Paris agreement.  Having attended part of the UNFCCC COP21 climate talks in Paris in December and reflecting here on the blog with you and… Read more »

What Next?

Final COP 21 Reflection from Gary Payton Reflection written by Gary Payton   What next?   Advent…a time of reflection and waiting, and a time of anticipation for the Prince of Peace to enter our lives anew.  What an Advent Season it has been!    On Monday, November 30, the day after the first Sunday… Read more »