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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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August 30, 2013

Earth Care Congregation Saint James stands with Lummi Nation

Saint James Presbyterian Church (Bellingham, WA) voted to protect the environment, curb climate change, and stand in solidarity with the Lummi Nation whose lands are at risk of being developed for a new coal terminal.The Mission and Social Action Committee felt called to take a position and the church signed the solidatrity statement (below). All of these efforts hope to protect sacred lands and treaty rights, to reduce coal exports to China, and to decrease the shipping of coal across the continent as well. 


Inter-faith statement of solidarity with Lummi Nation


Respect for sacred places is intrinsic in most ...

August 7, 2013

Legal Issues of Fracking

Presbyterians encouraged to study fracking

Environmental Ministries is compiling a list of resources on fracking that will be added to our website in the near future. 

In the meantime we would like to call attention to an excellent new web posting on legal issues of fracking; especially see the first two articles.  These articles were produced by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress so they should be unbiased. 

They concern legislation at the federal level and are timely as they were just published this month (July, 2013).