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“The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it.” Psalm 24:1 |

Holy Family Catholic Church is nestled on a gently sloping hill with a winding creek that runs behind a backdrop of large oak trees.  What makes Holy Family unique, however, is its blend of English, Spanish, and Portuguese, speaking parishioners.  This diversity naturally brings vibrancy to the faith community.  It also creates a lot of …

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Scar |

One of the things I love most about hiking up a mountain on the Appalachian Trail is the anticipation of the view from the top.  In Virginia I tackled a stretch of the trail that begins at lower elevation near the ancient and misnamed New River.  The path took me over rocks and through streams, …

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#FinishTheRun Memorial Walk and Candlelight Vigil for Ahmaud Arbery |

On the one-year memorial of Ahmaud Arbery’s death on 23 February 2021, a diverse group of people from all walks of life gathered in Satilla Shores to commemorate this slain Black man’s life. The event was sponsored by the Arbery Family and the 2:23 Foundation – a nonprofit in Brunswick created to combat social injustices …

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Rebirth and New Life in Community Gardens |

Each spring the earth slowly unravels itself from the frozen, hard ground it has been buried under all winter. The first green sprouts push themselves above ground and add color to our landscape once again. One of my favorite parts of spring is watching new life grow from a barren space. Writer and activist Parker …

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A Call in the Wilderness, a Creation Care Sermon for Lent |

On February 21, GIPL’s Executive Director, Codi Norred, preached at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church on Mark 1: 9-15 (NRSV).  GIPL rebroadcasted the sermon on Tuesday, March 2 via Facebook, and below, Codi shares the manuscript of his sermon. 

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Lenten Season: Giving Up or Gaining Ground |

For many Christ followers, the Lenten Season, centered on Jesus’s 40-Day journey of fasting in the wilderness, is a time of sacrifice and spiritual reflection. When approaching this sacred season, many Believers ponder “What will I give up”? Examining the narrative of Jesus’s time of pause between His baptism and ministry beginnings, one can see …

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The Archdiocese of Atlanta Laudato Si Initiative |

The Archdiocese of Atlanta Laudato Si Initiative (LSI) began in March 2020 and is a seven-year effort based on the concept of integral ecology…meaning the connectivity of everything.  With Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato Si as a moral compass, the LSI will build on the momentum of the Archdiocese of Atlanta Laudato Si Action Plan, the Annual Green Mass, and experience gained from the …

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Taking A Stand for Creation, People, and Whales |

Dr. King’s prophetic speech, Beyond Vietnam:  A Time to Break Silence, delivered on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York, exactly one year before his death, should be a clarion call that resonates profoundly with environmentalists. It was an anti-Vietnam War and pro-social justice speech in which Dr. King stated: “I am convinced …

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Codi Norred Named GIPL’s New Executive Director |

Exciting news from GIPL Board Chair, Beth Remmes:  On behalf of the Georgia Interfaith Power and Light Board of Directors, it is a great pleasure to announce that Codi Norred has accepted the role of Executive Director.  

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Welcome Hermina Glass-Hill, GIPL’s New Coastal Engagement Associate |

Welcome to the GIPL Team, Hermina! Hermina Glass-Hill is a Creation Care steward, scholar activist, writer and grassroots organizer in Coastal Georgia.  In her role at GIPL, Hermina works with Georgia coastal faith communities to assist with greening their worship practices – whether by coordinating a Power Wise energy audit or assisting with the launch of …

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Innovation for the Planet: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta’s Carbon-Offset Fund |

by Sue Certain, UUCA Climate Action Team It began in 2018 when Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) members Sue and Gordon Certain took the trip of a lifetime to visit Australia and New Zealand, 10,000 miles away.  Since he was 10, Gordon had wanted to see Ayers Rock (now renamed Uluru).  They saw kangaroos, …

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Remembering an Environmental Hero: Rev. Woody Bartlett |

Rev. Woody Bartlett was truly an environmental hero here in Georgia.  Sadly, on Monday, September 21, 2020, Woody passed away peacefully at his home.  He championed sustainable energy in many faith communities across the state, and spent much of his career serving in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.  

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