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Environment

Forty-year legacy of eco-justice flourishes at Ithaca, New York, congregation

Development of interfaith network propels climate action beyond policy statements By Scott O’Neill | Presbyterian News Service Becoming an Earth Care Congregation Church wasn’t a radical notion for members of the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, New York. Its history of caring about eco-friendly initiatives goes back to the early 1970’s. One of its members, William… Read more »

Flagstaff Federated Church achieves energy independence with solar power

Conversion won Interfaith Power and Light 2012 Cool Congregation Challenge award By Scott O’Neill | Presbyterian News Service Before Rachel Davis’ current position as program director for the Flagstaff Federated Community Church in Flagstaff, Ariz., she only dreamed about solar power. She worked as a volunteer with Christians for the Earth, a group within the church that… Read more »

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Calls Us to Harmony with All Creation

By Jed Koball, mission co-worker, Peru ¨A misguided anthropocentrism[i] leads to a misguided lifestyle…When human beings place themselves at the center, they give absolute priority to immediate convenience and all else becomes relative. ¨  – Pope Francis, Laudato Si (122) Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, addressing global environmental deterioration as the greatest crisis humanity as ever… Read more »