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Eco-Justice Journey

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

A Day in the Life, #1

By Carol Somplatsky-Jarman, Friday, December 11 Buzz, buzz…. Buzz, buzz, buzz… I hear an intermittent buzz of Bill’s Blackberry, which goes off (accompanied by a flash of red light) every time an email comes in. It has been like this…

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Update #2 from Copenhagen

By Bill Somplatsky-Jarman. Photos by Carol Somplatsky-Jarman. On Saturday, the two of us headed for the Saxo Grammaticus Room at the Bella Center where four business leaders recounted their experiences in moving their companies toward sustainability, and more climate-friendly practices…

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Youth Rocks at Climate Talks

Bill and Carol Somplatsky-Jarman are attending the United Nations Climate Change talks in Copenhagen with the World Council of Churches delegation and will be sending updates that will be posted on Eco-Journey and the Mission Crossroads website. Bill is the…

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La Oroya

Joe Tobiason, a Young Adult Volunteer with the Joining Hands Network in Peru (or in Spanish Red Uniendo Manos Peru) wrote this post about La Oroya. On our eco-justice trip to Peru earlier this year we visited the town of…

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Climate Change Communication

Over the past year I have often heard the question, “How do I talk to someone who does not believe in climate change in an effective way?” I’ve heard this in groups of environmentalists, around the church, and at the…

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A Toxic Free Christmas

From Chloe Schwabe, Assistant Director of Environmental Health at the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program: Just as the wise men brought gifts for baby Jesus to pay him homage (Matt 2:1-12), we also give gifts to loved ones at…

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Faith and COP15

The United Nations Climate Conference, COP15, started yesterday and runs through December 18. The United Nations COP15 website allows you to watch webcasts from Copenhagen. The faith community will have strong representation in Copenhagen. Bill Somplatsky-Jarman, coordinator of Social Witness…

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