The Earth is our Mosque

Written by Colin Christopher, this blog was originally posted on August 16, 2018 by Blessed Tomorrow. Blessed Tomorrow is a coalition of diverse religious partners united as faithful stewards of creation. Together, we inspire our communities to take action today on one of the greatest moral challenges of our era — protecting our shared home. A …

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The Earth is the Lord’s: new policy from the General Assembly

This article was originally posted on July 3, 2018 by the Presbyterian (PCUSA) Mission Agency.  Another new policy on engaging with issues of climate change–through preaching, embodying, advocating and proclaiming eco-justice– passed last month by the General Assembly environment committee and then by the General Assembly itself is below.

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Sightings from the Treehouse: Ecotheology Rising

What is ecotheology?  It is a form of theology that focuses on the relationship between religion and nature with a particular emphasis on the ecological destruction underway.  It started as a religious response to the degradation of nature but is also concerned with potential solutions including ecosystem management and environmental justice.

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Fossil Free PCUSA Seeks Forward Movement After Defeat Of Fossil Fuel Divestment Proposal

For Immediate Release – June 22, 2018 Contact: rev. abby mohaupt, awmohaupt@gmail.com; Rev. Emily Brewer 929-251-3277 emily@presbypeacefellowship.org A proposal to fully divest the denomination’s foundation and pension accounts from all fossil fuel companies failed in the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s General Assembly Friday. Fossil Free PCUSA, a project of Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF), led the advocacy effort on …

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Sightings from the Treehouse: Mugged by Reality

Are houses of worship prepared for the current and coming natural disasters caused by climate change? If not, they need to be. During 2017, the faith community was in the heart of the hurricanes in the east and the wildfires in the west. They provided comfort and support to their ravaged congregants and local communities. …

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Celebrating Earth Day Through Diversity

Earth Day 2018 was April 22, and we are thrilled that so many of you celebrated!  GIPL invited congregations and houses of faith to share their plans for their Earth Day Celebrations.  Over the coming weeks, the GIPL team will be sharing a few of those stories.  The youth of Roswell Community Masjid reflect below …

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Passover: Placing Ourselves in the Story

David Miron-Wapner shares a powerful message that was delivered at The Temple in Atlanta on March 23 during Shabbat service. David was in Georgia to attend the Eco-Symposium on Theological Education hosted by Columbia Theological Seminary. David is Board chair of The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development based in Israel.  As we anticipate Pesach, I …

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Giving Up: On Coal Ash and Lent by Codi Norred

Earlier this month I paddled with soon to be new friends, seasoned fishermen, and a host of other nature lovers from across Georgia to tour the coal ash ponds along the banks of Lake Sinclair. Four coal ash ponds dot the shores, containing within them the toxic waste produced from coal-fired power plants. In some …

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The Water Will Come, a Book Review by Bob Donaghue

Temperatures rise, ice melts and sea levels rise.  That is the basic science behind the conclusion in the new book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, published in 2017 by Jeff Goodell.  Goodell is contributing editor to Rolling Stone Magazine and author of several environmental books …

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Green Team Summit a Huge Success!

This past Sunday, we welcomed over 125 participants at our first annual Green Team Summit.  We’re celebrating that at least 57 congregations were represented at the event! We were inspired by the Keynote Presentation by Veronica Kyle and the many workshop leaders who covered engaging topics on sustainability.  We are grateful to The Temple for …

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From Darkness to Light

During this time of growing uncertainty, as climate catastrophe looms, and the inequality and dysfunction of social and political systems are exposed, it is more important than ever to be in a supportive community which inspires creativity, courage, and collective action.

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Holding Nations Accountable

MESSAGE By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the UNFCCC COP-23 Session (Bonn, Germany, November 6-17, 2017) The 23rd session of the United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change provides occasion to recall with introspection and reflect with integrity on the state of our world, but also on where we have come and …

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