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Reflection from COP 24

Written by Burkhard Paetzold, Presbyterian Church (USA), World Mission Regional Liaison Central and Western Europe and Roma What a privilege to be along with other PCUSA observers at the COP24 in Katowice/Poland. It’s my first COP event and I feel there is so much to share, enough to write a blog. But I have to say,… Read more »

PC(USA) at the United Nations COP 24

Right now, Presbyterian staff and volunteers and many ecumenical friends are traveling or just arrived in Katowice, Poland, for the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s “Conference of the Parties” (COP) 24. Since the original 1992 agreement between nations in Rio de Janeiro, there have been annual meetings, and we are at the… Read more »

Parliament of the World’s Religions

Environmental Justice and the Doctrine of Discovery By Rev. Dr. Barbara Carnegie Campbell, Interim Pastor at Covenant PC,  Gresham, Oregon At the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religion in Toronto, Ontario last week, I heard someone commenting that Parliament is like “organizing a gathering for interfaith dialogue on issues of justice and having the whole… Read more »

Serving Up Climate Conversations for Thanksgiving

From PC(USA) partner Blessed Tomorrow: It’s that time of year again. Pumpkins are being carved, meals are being prepared, and most importantly, families are gathering. Thanksgiving is a time to catch up with loved ones, feast, and be thankful. Given the many extreme weather events that have happened this year, a loved one may have been impacted…. Read more »

72% of Americans Say Climate Solutions Should be a Higher Priority

From PC(USA) partner Blessed Tomorrow: Last month, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their special report outlining the consequence of a changing climate, and the measures necessary to avert the most dangerous scenarios. The report is a collaborative effort of 91 authors, more than 150 contributors, and includes over 42,000 expert and government… Read more »

Climate Change Report Lays out Consequences

At the Presbyterian Hunger Program, this time of the year usually finds our attentions turned towards World Food Day and Food Week of Action. This year however, we also find ourselves focused on the report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change which was released on October 7, 2018 in South Korea. A… Read more »

Serve. Guard. Protect.

The very first command addressed to humanity in the entire Bible is to “be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion . . .” (Gen 1:28). This always felt very authoritarian. No room for compassion, dignity, or respect. We see humankind displaying this type of dominion when it comes… Read more »

New Climate Resources from Blessed Tomorrow

Dear Eco-Journey readers, You may have seen our new Blessed Tomorrow page here on the blog, which links you to our Presbyterian Hunger Program’s environmental resources on our PHP web site. We are partnering with Blessed Tomorrow this year in order to provide great new research, tools, and resources to Presbyterians on climate change education,… Read more »

General Assembly policy on Carbon Pricing

G.A. and Carbon Pricing, 101 By Bill Bray, Ron Spross, and Tomie Evans, Ruling Elders, Rev Bob Taylor, Teaching Elder (retired)–overtures advocates to the 2018 General Assembly that passed the overtures. The General Assembly is inviting us, all 9000+ PC(USA) congregations and 1.5 million members, to a call to action.  A prayer-full calling for us… Read more »