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Global actions urge better care for the Earth

Faith groups across the United States, Latin America and around the world held a series of public actions Sunday and Monday calling for climate justice at the upcoming UN climate negotiations , known as COP26, as part of a global, multi-faith uprising called Faith for Climate Justice.

United with Christ — and thus with God

In the latest episode of Everyday God-talk, the host, the Rev. Dr. Barry Ensign-George, uses one of the key books of the Reformed tradition to explore how God’s work of healing in a broken world takes hold in our life.

Detroit church combines forces with Make Food Not Waste

A partnership between Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit and an organization that works to reduce food waste is helping to feed the hungry while also helping to protect the planet.

In praise of Earth Care Congregations

During the dinner break on the final day of the Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference Sunday, participants were treated to images of a minister in a clerical collar blessing a crawfish, a seven-person congregation that installed solar panels on its church building, a woman tending her church grounds with Earth-friendly lawn-care equipment and more.

Speakers bring ‘code red’ and hope to Earth Care conference

From Tampa, Florida to Spokane, Washington, the primary speakers at Sunday night’s opening worship for the third and final session of the 2021 Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference could  easily find reasons to lament the state of Creation.

New group aims to coordinate Earth care between Latinx congregations

As Latinx communities in the United States and abroad experienced the surging impacts of climate change, particularly Hurricane Maria’s devastating blow to Puerto Rico in 2017, Presbyterian churches in those communities began to explore how they could address the growing crisis.

‘We are tearing down the Creation God has given to us’

On the eve of a United Nations report released Monday that predicts dire and nearly immediate consequences to human health and safety due to global warming, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II told the Presbyterians for Earth Care conference Sunday that it’s high time we started treating the Earth in a way that’s more respectful of the God of life, “who tapped us on the shoulder this morning and breathed another breath of life on us.”

Activists need a break too

he Rev. Emily Schwenker suggested practices for activists to engage in for their own spiritual health during this year’s Presbyterians for Earth Care conference, which is taking place on three consecutive weekends of this month, continuing Aug. 8 and 15.