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Eco-Justice Journey

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Disagreement on Loss and Damage Delayed Start of COP27 Agenda

Opening of COP27 The Cop27 UN climate summit was off to a delayed start after delegates late into the wee hours Sunday morning over what should be discussed at the conference. The major disagreement surrounded the question of loss and damage, which refers to the devastating consequences of climate breakdown suffered by the poorest and most vulnerable countries, and how… Read more »

COP27: The struggle for climate justice

By Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, ACT Alliance Goodwill Ambassador for Climate Justice PC(USA) through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is an active member of the Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance. Members of the ACT Alliance, a global network of churches and agencies who work with vulnerable communities in humanitarian response, development and advocacy work, will be at COP,… Read more »

PC(USA) Delegation to Attend COP27

COP27 brings together states parties, as well as thousands of experts, journalists, and representatives from businesses and nongovernmental groups, to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. To be held in November 2022, it is an important opportunity for the international community to meet and discuss ambitious, rights-based climate action. And the PC(USA) will… Read more »

Celebrating the Season of Creation

Bees gather on a yellow flower In the Presbyterian church (and many other denominations) we celebrate the “Season of Creation” that starts on September 1, World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and ends on October 4, the Feast Day of St. Francis. It is a time set aside for us to reflect on and celebrate God’s creation. We… Read more »

Earth Care Congregations in 2022

  Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations across the country are recognized annually as Earth Care Congregations by the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Each year since the pilot program in 2009, this program has embraced additional congregations. In 2022, even with all the challenges of being two years into a global pandemic, there were 276 Earth Care Congregations… Read more »

Inflation Reduction Act and caring for God’s creation

You may have followed and advocated for the passage of the massive $750 billion Inflation Reduction Act related to health care, taxes and climate. The Office of Public Witness of the PC(USA) issued an action alert to help Presbyterians contact their elected representatives to encourage a yes vote on the IRA. Many consider this the… Read more »

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Bowl of Dragon Fruit/ Large Sunflower “If we learn how to listen, we can hear in the voice of creation a kind of dissonance. On the one hand, we can hear a sweet song in praise of our beloved Creator; on the other, an anguished plea, lamenting our mistreatment of this our common home.” -MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS, POPE FRANCIS, FOR… Read more »

Sept 1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of All Creation

Each September 1st is another opportunity to praise God and give praise for God’s creation. While each moment we draw breath and each day we wake up is a great time to notice the world around us and be grateful, we’re invited to take some time on September 1st to particularly mark this with global… Read more »

General Assembly 225 in Review

EJ Committee listening Our friends at Presbyterians for Carbon Dividends have put together a fantastic synopsis for use in sharing an overview of the actions from the 225th General Assembly. This GA discussion guide along with these Facilitator Notes are available for congregations to edit and use.  During the plenary sessions of 225th General Assembly held last month,… Read more »

Two PC(USA) Congregations are “Cool Congregations”

Congregations across the nation are caring for the earth we call home in a variety of creative ways.  We know that Presbyterian congregations can  become recognized as Earth Care Congregations through the Presbyterian Hunger Program. But also, in an interfaith and national setting, there is also the annual contest offered by our wonderful partner Interfaith… Read more »