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.
The Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) has announced its new discussion course book, Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability, available for pre-order now.
Seeing Systems empowers participants to recognize and respond to the interconnected systems of the world, making effective community action both real and achievable. Designed for use in the classroom and with community groups and faith communities, Seeing Systems offers people a unique opportunity to gather with others to reflect on the state of local and global affairs; discuss how we as individuals can contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world; and then advocate on the issues ...
So far for me this Lent, I am finding it a spiritual practice in and of itself to learn of, and pay attention to, all the many wonderful Lenten resources out there this year. It seems to be a growing movement to connect our inward spiritual disciplines to the broader world that God created and loves.
I have shared with many of you the traditional Lenten resources that I have recommended for years:
"Surely God is in this place" we sang together. And, the presence of God certainly moved among and energized the hundred Presbyterians (and ecumenical friends) gathered in Little Rock, AR at Fernliff Camp and Conference Center from October 16-19, 2013. We shared stories, created relationships, learned new things, collected helpful resources, and were inspired to go back home and do the work that God calls us each to do!
Lay leaders, environmentalists, pastors, young adults, and veteran Presbyterian earth-keepers alike found these few days full of great content, helpful connections, and fun. We had chances to tour the Heifer International ...