At the 2018 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the following new policy was approved:
On Responding to Environmental Racism and to Promote Environmental Justice
The Presbytery of Monmouth overtures the 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to
- Renew our denomination’s call to promote environmental justice and oppose environmental injustice in all its forms.
- Take action to respond to environmental racism and environmental injustice in all its forms.
- a. To provide educational resources to churches and mid councils about environmental racism and injustice.
- b. To provide information and resources to enable the buildings and operations of our churches to be more environmentally sound.
- Listen to the perspectives and voices of people most impacted by environmental racism, with awareness to cultural diversity domestically and internationally.
- In accordance with the Gospel, position the church’s approach to environmental problems to include responses to the voices most directly impacted by environmental racism.
Environmental Justice is a clear place where social justice, environment, hunger and poverty come together.
The Presbyterian Hunger Program and the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People hosted a webinar in November 2017 on the Impact of Environmental Injustice on Low Income and Communities of Color with guest speakers Elona Street-Stewart, Shantha Ready Alonso, and Grace Ji-Sun Kim.
What is Environmental Justice?
Where is the Church involved?
- Presbyterian Youth Gather Around Environmental Racism
- Standing Rock and Presbyterians
- Waste from Huanuni Mine Harms Communities Downstream—Joining Hands Bolivia
- Sand Mining in Sri Lanka Endangers Coral Reefs and Livelihoods—Joining Hands Sri Lanka
Joining Hands Peru
Seeds and Organics