Environment

‘When the Earth is sick, we are sick’

Speaking with the urgency of a man whose house is on fire, the Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes issued a wake-up call Sunday for everyone to notice the precarious state of the environment and everything living in it, from birds and trees to humankind.

Earth Care Conference spreads out buffet of events online

Presbyterians for Earth Care has a reputation for presenting its conferences every two years in appropriately picturesque locations such as the Presbyterian conference centers Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, Montreat in North Carolina and Stony Point in New York.

Small group leads big solar projects at Kansas church

The numbers are kind of eye-popping. A total of 207 solar panels installed over four phases in as many years They generate 64.575 kilowatts of power 364 megawatt-hours of energy annually That offsets 70.33 tons of carbon or 1624 trees.

Faith gives wings to calls for environmental justice

Keya Chatterjee was speaking to a crowd preparing to virtually walk into the halls of power and ask their legislators to do what many deem impossible: supporting legislation that takes decisive steps to stop climate change and address its impacts.

Tending and keeping

The very first command addressed to humanity in the entire Bible is to “be fruitful and multiply, and fill the Earth and subdue it; and have dominion” (Genesis 1:28). We see humankind displaying a type of dominion when it comes to pollution and extraction of the Earth’s most precious resources with no room for compassion, dignity or respect. But was this control what God had in mind for us when this beautiful Creation came into being?