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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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May 29, 2010

Pastoral Letter to Those Affected by the Oil Spill

As the oil spill continues in the Gulf of Mexico and our prayers are with all those affected by the spill, Bruce Reyes-Chow, PC(USA) Moderator; Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly; and Linda Bryant Valentine, Executive Director of...

May 27, 2010

Oil Spill After 36 Days and 17 Million Gallons

When I first posted about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, I knew that the cleanup from the disaster would be ongoing – for years, but I never thought that the spill would continue for over a month. But as...

May 25, 2010

President's Cancer Panel and Environmental Health

A recent report by the President’s Cancer Panel highlighted the link between chemicals and cancer, finding that the “true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated.” The Panel urged President Obama “most strongly to use the power of...

May 25, 2010

Reflections on Stewardship of the Land Gathering

This past weekend I attended Stewardship of the Land: A Christian Community Gathering. Having felt bogged down by steady news of degradation of God’s earth over the past months I was in need of inspiration, reflection, and hope. The event...

May 17, 2010

Oil Spill Prayers and Resource

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program has created a bulletin insert and resource about the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. The bulletin insert includes prayers about the oil spill, facts about the disaster, and ideas for related study. To...

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