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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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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Our House is in Ruins

March 7, 2020 By Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Rev. Michael Malcom, and Rev. Kate Mosley In the first chapter of the book of Haggai the prophet says that God asks, “Is it time for you to live in your luxurious homes while my house is in ruins?” God goes on to ask, “How has that …

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Finding Hope in the Futile

By Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley, Executive Director Sometimes a day at the Georgia State Capitol feels like a lesson in futility. Requests to talk to legislators go unnoticed by the legislators themselves. Industry lobbyists hover nearby, I imagine, to unravel our arguments for safeguarding Georgia’s natural resources from hazards like coal ash waste. The place …

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Remember Juliette or Forsake the Call of Christ

By Codi Norred, Program Director What pride is it to poison the free gifts of God? What pride even still is it to poison the free gifts of God, and then give it back to the people and pretend it is clean?

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Green Team Summit 2020 – Facing the Rising Sun: Climate Change & Ecowomanist Wisdom

GIPL held the third annual Green Team Summit on Saturday, January 25, 2020.  We are grateful to the United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) for hosting us this year!  With the theme, “Facing the Rising Sun: Climate Change & Ecowomanist Wisdom,” the 2020 Green Team Summit explored issues of environmental justice and …

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The Revelation at Lands End

Christópher Abreu Rosario is a third year MDiv student at Columbia Theological Seminary. We are grateful for the wisdom he offers in the sermon that follows. Sermon Statement The following sermon has been edited from what was originally proclaimed at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, in Greater Atlanta, on Sunday, September 29, 2019. It was the …

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Jesus Calls Us

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  Matthew …

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