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Eco-Justice Journey

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

Deforestation and Covid-19

Many of you may be asking yourself what this  Covid-19 pandemic is attempting to teach us about the state of Mother Nature and the ways in which we relate to her? While acknowledging that people all over the world are suffering from lost employment, diminished incomes and uncertainty, we  are seeing that in slowing down,… Read more »

‘Nap ministry’ and God’s plan for the Sabbath

Nap Definition by Zeena Regis, Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator and Member of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Georgia. Originally appeared in Presbyterians Today. I received a text from a friend instructing me to “bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow or whatever you’d like for resting comfortably on the floor.” I was going to be joining her at… Read more »

Climate Change and Disaster: Chilling Impacts of a Warming World

Steady increases in temperatures have already dramatically changed our seasonal weather patterns — including more severe droughts, storms, floods, and heat waves. This has consequences on our lives and livelihoods — and it’s caused by climate change. These intensified floods, droughts, hurricanes and fires impact all of us but they disproportionately affect populations already made… Read more »

Uniting From Home

This virtual Earth Day celebration is an offering by Citizens’ Climate Education/Citizens’ Climate Lobby. You are invited to join Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Not all of us are able to focus on climate change right now. But for those who can, we’ll hear from climate leaders, learn… Read more »

COVID-19 Overshadows Environmental Rollbacks

by Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns, PHP In recent weeks a lot of our attention is focused on the coronavirus. Especially as information rapidly changes, we are constantly on high alert seeking information to clarify the situation. In this heightened state of consciousness though it is easy to overlook other… Read more »

Spring 2020 PHP Post

PHP Post Centerfold image   The newest issue of The PHP Post is now available. Find a bilingual prayer for Earth Day and learn more about the National Hunger Concerns work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program by downloading The PHP Post  here. The work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program is possible thanks to your gifts to One Great Hour… Read more »

Food Banks are Supporting Communities in COVID-19

In return, let us support food banks!   By Rebecca Barnes, PHP Coordinator Food is a basic necessity of survival. While in “normal” times food insecurity is a gross problem in the United States, we are now seeing huge surges in the numbers of people waiting in long lines at food distribution sites as COVID-19… Read more »

Prayer and Beyond: Faithful Response

My new reality of working from home, a privilege that I am afforded,  is giving me space to reflect in different ways . I think I am not alone in that as I’m seeing  more and more thoughtful sharings from people I’m connected to online. In 2008, I spent a chunk of time in Haiti… Read more »

World Water Day reflections

I’ve been mindful of water since we first started hearing about coronavirus and the need to wash our hands constantly. I thought about Detroit and Flint without access to clear, safe, affordable water. I thought about communities around the world in drought or flooding, both causing hardship for fresh water availability. Knowing how essential hand-washing… Read more »

Strong and Courageous Enough to Rest

When My Heart Is Faint I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel strong right now. I have tried so hard to be intentional about living out Psalm 61;  1 Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. 2 From the end of the earth I call to you,     when my heart… Read more »