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Presbyterians and other people of faith are becoming more intentional about planting their church grounds with the thriving of God’s creatures in mind, and a webinar offered last week by Presbyterians for Earth Care explained how and where that’s happening.
In honor of Earth Day, this week I had the opportunity to take out 70 students and faculty from Menaul High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for a guided hike and day of service on the Caja del Rio, one of the most significant cultural, historical, archaeological, spiritual and wildlife landscapes in the American Southwest.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) now has its first Earth Care Congregation in Puerto Rico.
Dr. C. Mark Eakin, a retired oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told about 75 people attending a webinar Tuesday that a recent climate assessment contains both bad news and good ideas for what Presbyterians and others can do to help restore Creation.
In advance of Earth Week 2023, First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York (Old First) is deepening its commitment to environmental stewardship.
Susan Krehbiel, associate for Migration Accompaniment Ministries for the Presbyterian Mission Agency, presented on the topic of climate change’s impact on migration at Columbia Theological Seminary’s conference called “Just Creation: Shalom for Our Common Home” earlier this month.
By way of introducing the “Just Creation” gathering’s final keynoter, Dr. Tink Tinker, Dr. Mark Douglas of Columbia Theological Seminary said Saturday that the best conferences “deepen what I know and disrupt what I know.”
Tinker, an American Indian and citizen of Osage Nation and a professor emeritus at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, told conference-goers he is “somebody who is working very hard to decolonize my own mind and to speak out of a worldview distinctly different from the Euro-Christian worldview.”
The third and final panel that spoke as part of Columbia Theological Seminary’s “Just Creation” conference Saturday addressed the air we breathe after previous panels had taken on the Earth and water.
After a panel assembled for the “Just Creation” conference put on by Columbia Theological Seminary and many partners took on the topic of the planet we inhabit on Friday, a second panel was asked later that day to speak about water.
A Friday plenary session during Columbia Theological Seminary’s Just Creation conference included panelists remembering a patch of Earth that’s special to them.