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Humming Along |

We’ve made it to August! For the GIPL team, like most of you, that’s no small thing. We’ve been working on a succession plan in preparation for Kate’s departure this month. Even in the midst of significant transition, things are humming along nicely. Are we as graceful and mesmerizing as the hummingbird? Maybe not. But …

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GIPL Mourns the Loss of Beth Bond – Creation Care Champion |

by Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley Last week, GIPL lost a dear friend, and the world lost a bright light. Beth Bond died suddenly in her home on July 30, 2020. The environmental community, as well as a vast church network, is mourning this tragic loss. For decades, Beth was a steadfast champion for Creation care, …

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More Than 30 Groups Organize to Save Okefenokee Swamp |

GEORGIA (July 14, 2020) More than 30 national, state, and local organizations have joined forces in the fight to protect the Okefenokee Swamp. The new coalition, known as the Okefenokee Protection Alliance (OPA), recently formed in response to a new and alarming threat to the Okefenokee in the form of proposed heavy mineral sands mining …

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Nacoochee Presbyterian Church Goes Solar! |

Caring for Creation is an important part of the Outreach Ministry of Nacoochee Presbyterian Church. In 2017 our pastor, Bob Prim, and the Earth Ministry Committee (sub-committee of Outreach) presented a Lenten study series to our congregation based on the book, Care for Creation (a franciscan spirituality of the earth) by Ilia Deleo, O.S.F, Keith …

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Sins of the Same Vine |

“People who fight against white racism but fail to connect it to the degradation of the earth are anti-ecological — whether they know it or not. People who struggle against environmental degradation but do not incorporate in it a disciplined and sustained fight against white supremacy are racists — whether they acknowledge it or not. …

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We Can’t Breathe |

By Beth Remmes, GIPL Board Co-Chair March 31, 2020 When I first read about the effects of the Coronavirus on the respiratory system my chest tightened, as my body reminded me what it feels like to have an asthma attack. The ensuing fear made my body prickle until I was able to regulate my breathing. 

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Creating a Sustainable Ramadan during a Pandemic |

Roswell Community Masjid (RCM) aims to function as a center for community development, facilitate access to authentic Islamic knowledge in a family-friendly environment while empowering the youth to positively impact society.  Shaheen Bharde and the RCM Green Team reflect on greening Ramadan in the midst of a pandemic. 

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In the Time of Coronavirus . . . |

By Mark Unno, University of Oregon This article was originally published in the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, April 2020 newsletter. When we look back upon this time, say a decade from now, it will likely have left an indelible impression on our minds, hearts, and unfortunately, even our bodies. For many of us living in …

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Born Anew: A Time to Rebalance Creation |

Whitney Brown, GIPL’s Communications Manager, shares a modified version of the sermon she offered to Neighborhood Church on Earth Sunday – April 19, 2020.  The text is 1 Peter 1:3-9 (CEB translation).  For Christians the world over, this time of year continues as the Easter season, leaning into the promise of a resurrected Savior. There’s …

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Faith is Like a Seed |

A shriveled-up seed.  Dry, inert, lifeless.  Falls to the ground, is tucked by the heaviness of an afternoon rain down into a few centimeters of dirt, a pocket of potential.  The world passes around it.  The sun rises, the owls eat the mice, the family bickers at the dinner table just inside. The glow and hum of the microcosmos …

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Lent in the time of Coronavirus |

By Kathy Harben On February 26, 2020, Christians around the world began their annual reflection and preparation for Lent. Top of mind was: what would I sacrifice for 40 days to signify Christ’s journey into the desert and temptation by Satan? As a sign of my commitment to Creation, I vowed to go without single-use …

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Covid-19 And What It Means To Be A Community Of Faith |

This article originally appeared in the Blessed Tomorrow March 2020 Newsletter.   Synagogues, temples, churches, and mosques in the United States and around the world are redefining how to be a community in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Blessed Tomorrow Partners have released statements offering compassion and hope while answering such questions as, “Do …

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