Eco-Journey is the blog of the Environmental Ministries Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It will include 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-Davies is the Associate for Environmental Ministries at the PC(USA). She recently graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a M.Div. and Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) dual degree.
In the spirit of Earth Day, I thought I'd share with you some fun haikus created by a class I taught last month in Takoma Park, MD.
God so loved the earth
and we are called to respond
care for it all, well
the creator's creation
Greek God, in the sky,
God of the Psalms, here on earth,
Creation needs you.
Lilies of the field
may we worship God like you
free as good stewards
Earth and sea and sky
Lord, thank you for a world that
provides every need
flowers in little pots
While climate change has become politicized in Congress, religious leaders - Presbyterians as well as Christians of many diverse backgrounds – have expressed more agreement than discord on the need to address climate change.
The National Religious Coalition on Creation Care is gathering in Washington D.C. on April 23rd to explore, inform, and inspire people of faith to take action global climate change.
PCUSA members joined sisters and brothers in Peru on World Water Day, March 22nd, as they gathered in prayer and petition for justice, regarding the mining operations in La Oroya. Continued prayer and action is welcome and needed as we walk alongside our partners in mission, witness, and struggle for justice.
Click here to read more from Joining Hands Against Hunger.
Click here to download the new children's health and environment curriculum that focuses on La Oroya, linking kids in PCUSA congregations to kids in Cambialo and educating us all about the situations there and in our own communities ...
From the Presbyterians for Earth Care Devotional
"Feasting on God's Gifts, Fasting in Sorrow"
Maundy Thursday reflection