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.
PCUSA General Assemblies have time and again urged us to seek environmental justice, particularly for those in low-income communities. One of the most critical environmental justice issues in our country right now is to stand for justice for the people and environment of Appalachia, by standing against mountaintop removal coal mining.
Today, gathering as friends of miners and mountains, an interfaith contingent of faith communities rallied in Frankfort, KY to declare (on this Valentine’s Day), “I love mountains!” I represented PCUSA and was joined by the pastor and members of First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethtown, KY (one of our PCUSA ...
Do you know some great congregations, Presbyterian entities, or individuals of faith who are working to care for God's creation? Annual awards to such folks are given out by Presbyterians for Earth Care (the fabulous, grassroots, membership-based organization of earth-keeping Presbyterians and friends). This year the awards will be given at the PEC Luncheon at the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly on Thursday July 5th.
Today, as love is celebrated, what ways can we better love and serve God by loving and caring for the earth?
One thing I'm aware of is the "I Love Mountains" campaign, people from all across appalachia asking for alternatives to Mountain-top Removal Coal Mining. Folks from Kentucky have made today (Valentine's Day) an "I Love Mountains" Day and Louisvillians are taking buses over to the state capital for a rally of hope and love for a better future and an end to this kind of mining.
To learn more about current faithful efforts around Mountaintop Removal Coal ...