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Eco-Justice Journey

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

Congratulations to Earth Care Congregations!

Earth Care Congregations is a new program to encourage churches to care for God’s earth and to honor churches that have committed to this important mission. The goal of the program is to inspire churches to care for God’s earth…

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Environmental Issues at General Assembly

The 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which met in Minneapolis in early July, approved four environmental-related business items. An overture from the Presbytery of Charlotte entitled “On Lifting Up the ‘Call to Restore’ Creation” reaffirms the Call…

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Speak Out about the Oil Disaster

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following action alert: On April 20th, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, initiating what has become the largest and worst oil spill in US history. Over…

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Presbyterians for Earth Care Awards

Presbyterians for Earth Care, an Eco-Justice Network, sent the following information about awards given at their luncheon at the General Assembly: Since 1997, Presbyterians for Earth Care has given awards annually to publicly recognize individuals and groups, institutions, and churches…

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Water and a Baptismal Life

David Sholin, Stewardship of Creation Enabler from Grand Canyon Presbytery, sent the following reflection on the “Water and a Baptismal Life” seminar at Ghost Ranch. This seminar, which took place in June, is part of a ten-year “Earth-Honoring faith: A…

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Become an Earth Care Congregation

Environmental Ministries is introducing the Earth Care Congregations program to encourage churches to care for God’s earth and to honor churches that have committed to this important mission. The goal of the program is to inspire churches to care for…

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Report from the Gulf Coast

Earlier this week a group of Presbyterian leaders from presbyteries, the Synod of the Sun, and the General Assembly Mission Council traveled to the Gulf of Mexico to learn about the ongoing oil spill disaster. They met with Presbyterian congregations,…

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In Memory of Joanna Rittmann

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Last Thursday, June 24, Joanna Rittmann, age 24, passed away in a car accident. I met Joanna in May, when she participated in the Eco-Stewards program. Joanna left a lasting…

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Carbon Offsets for PC(USA) General Assembly

The 219th General Assembly begins later this week in Minneapolis. Presbyterians from around the country will gather to meet as the governing body of the church. Environmental Ministries has partnered with NativeEnergy to offset the CO2 emissions from the General…

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Program for Environmental Ministry and Leadership

McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago is going to offer a Certificate in Environmental Ministry and Leadership, through a partnership with Faith in Place, a Chicago-based organization educating faith communities about clean energy and sustainable farming. The program is designed for…

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