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On Sept. 2, 2014 five activists chained themselves to train tracks in Everett, Wash., in an effort stop the transport of oil and coal trains through the Pacific Northwest. One of the five is Abby Brockway, a ruling elder at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church in Seattle. Abby and her colleagues, known as the Delta 5, were… Read more »
Workers harvesting palms engage in sustainable harvesting to protect the local ecosystem. They are paid a fair wage for their work.
By Scott O’Neill | Presbyterian News Service Observing its 45th anniversary today, Earth Day has been the catalyst for a number of environmental regulations and laws over the life of its existence. Thanks to the voices of neighbors, activists and lawmakers committed to environmental oversight, the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Endangered… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »