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Eco-Justice Journey

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

American Climate Metrics Survey: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In coordination with Blessed Tomorrow, a Presbyterian Church (USA) partner through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, the denomination invited members (laity and clergy) to participate in a survey to determine their attitudes and behaviors on climate change. The survey, fielded September 7-28, 2018, was part of a national survey sponsored by ecoAmerica and Blessed Tomorrow. The… Read more »

Precautionary Principle: Managing Technological Risks to Protect Humanity and Our Planet

The 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved the affirmation and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy regarding the Precautionary Principle. Simply put this is a principle that expresses that the introduction of a new product or process whose ultimate effects are disputed or unknown should be resisted. The… Read more »

Climate Care Challenge

As people of faith, we believe that God created this world, called it good and told humans to care for it. We are blessed to have this sacred task. Take the Climate Care Challenge! Our daily experience, confirms that these extreme climate events keep taking place with greater frequency and intensity each year. This is… Read more »

Nature that Nurtures

The Nature that Nurtures guide, written by Mary Westervelt with layout and graphics by Lauren Diamond, tells the story of how one church, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn, PA, a certified Earth Care Congregation, began the process of changing their grounds to be better stewards of God’s earth. Below, the author reflects on the beginnings… Read more »

The Power of Community and Agency to Transform Society

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization By Jennifer Evans, mission specialist for the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP)   During PHP’s spring advisory committee meeting, we visited one of our newest grant partners, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) in Chicago. In this predominantly Mexican-American community, their office is located in the Little Village neighborhood and appears… Read more »

Add your name to support carbon pricing!

Written by Courtney Forbes A team of Presbyterians affiliated with Citizens Climate Lobby have drafted a letter to Presbyterian Members of Congress. The epistle draws attention to the support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR 763) by the PC (USA). You may read the generic document here. The letter is a living… Read more »

When climate change makes life untenable, what do you do? You move.

Written by Amanda Craft, Manager for Advocacy in the Office of Immigration Issues in the Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Regardless of political party, no recent U.S. administration has been comfortable with migrants showing up at our southern border, especially those seeking asylum. As we witness large numbers of families asking for… Read more »

Earth Care Congregation Takes a Stand

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church cannot support any location for any facility that would cause similar risks to schoolchildren, clean air and water, and sustainable development. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2019 Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church passes resolution opposing Rockwool factory location Contact: Than Hitt Shepherdstown WV – Today Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church (SPC) is… Read more »

Presbyterian advocacy for carbon pricing gains wide support

Written by Robert Taylor, retired PC(USA) pastor and volunteer with Citizens Climate Lobby Last June commissioners at the 223rd General Assembly voted to have our denomination become advocates for a climate policy solution called carbon fee and dividend. Shortly after the GA’s action a bipartisan bill incorporating this approach was introduced into the 115th Congress…. Read more »

Learning from Environmental Justice (EJ) Communities

By Sue Smith Sue Smith is a member of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness and Stated Clerk of Monmouth Presbytery. She is grateful to her colleagues in the Coalition for Healthy Ports for teaching her everything she knows about environmental racism. I was invited to the March Mission Responsibility Through Investment Committee (MRTI) meeting…. Read more »