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Eco-Journey is the blog of the Environmental Ministries Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It includes a wide array of environmental topics: upcoming environmental events, links to interesting articles and studies, information on environmental advocacy, eco-theology topics, and success stories from churches that are going “green.”

Author Rebecca Barnes is the Associate for Environmental Ministries at the PC(USA). She is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with an MDiv and Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) dual degree.

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October 27, 2010

Festival of Faiths: Sacred Soil

The Festival of Faiths will take place in Louisville, KY on November 3-9, 2010. The festival’s theme for 2010 is “Sacred Soil: Foundation of Life.” The program planned for this event features prominent theologians, conservationists, and environmentalists who will reflect...

October 26, 2010

Say No to Coal Ash in Your Drinking Water

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program sent the following action alert: Families in Eastern Tennessee received an early unwanted Christmas present in 2008. Their homes were filled with coal ash, which contains hazardous pollutants such as lead, mercury, arsenic,...

October 21, 2010

Eco-Faith: Creating and Sustaining Green Congregations

Recently I became aware of a book written by a Presbyterian who is committed to environmental stewardship. Dr. Charlene Hosenfeld, a clinical psychologist from Hawaii, is the author of Eco-Faith: Creating and Sustaining Green Congregations. This book can act as...

October 19, 2010

Celebrate United Nations Day on October 24

United Nations Day is celebrated each year on October 24 to commemorate the founding of the United Nations on that day in 1945. Visit the PC(USA) Peacemaking Program and Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations blog "Swords into Plowshares" to...

October 12, 2010

Portland Avenue Presbyterian Church Goes Green

Portland Avenue Presbyterian Church’s redevelopment in the Louisville neighborhood of Portland is about “more than building a church.” Rev. Willa Fae Williams shared this as we talked in a trailer across from the former site of Portland Avenue PC. On...

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