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Eco-Justice Journey

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

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 During the plenary sessions of 225th General Assembly held last month, several of the recommendations from the Environmental Justice Committee came to the floor for a vote. These included: Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) Response to 223rd General Assembly Directive on Environmental Policy On Reducing the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Carbon Imprint On Creating the Presbyterian… 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 »

2022 Tread Lightly for Lent daily reflection-action calendar

New! 2022 Tread Lightly for Lent The Presbyterian Hunger Program strives to walk with people in moving towards sustainable choices that restore and protect all of God’s children and creation. As people of faith, we seek to “serve and preserve” God’s world. However, some of our collective choices have led to a changing global climate,… Read more »

January climate and creation workshops in Spanish

The new year started off strong with the offering of three workshops in Spanish and English on climate change and creation care resources. These workshops were offered by the Red Latina (a newly formed group of lay and ordained leaders and allies working to create holistic environmental ministries throughout Latinx churches), interfaith partner GreenFaith, the… Read more »

Reminder: virtual Presbyterian climate ambassador training this Friday!!

The Presbyterian Hunger Program is partnering with Blessed Tomorrow to provide the Blessed Tomorrow Ambassadors Program, to support our current and future clergy and lay leaders with training. In this training you will be trained and equipped to then write, speak and share: the links between climate, our faith, our personal experiences and priorities, the spectrum of solutions and their… Read more »