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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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June 20, 2013

Earth Care Congregation Spotlight: Westminster Presbyterian Church Eugene, OR

Westminster Presbyterian Church gets active!

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Eugene, Oregon has taken significant strides to educate one another about the world around us. They are having a summer promotion of walking to church (instead of driving automobiles), and they have also started a nine-week program on Sundays called, “Walk to Bethlehem” with environmental education about each stop along the way.


They have also collected over forty books in their Creation Care Library, available for anyone to check out. A local author gave a program on environmental protection, based off his hike in Oregon. The program included an evening devotion ...

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April 23, 2012

New Book – Sacred Acts – Provides Strategies to Meet the Call for Climate Action

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.

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August 17, 2011

Study Guide Available for "Year of Plenty"

year of plentyRev. Craig Goodwin emailed me recently to let me know that a study guide is now available for his book Year of Plenty, which reflects on his family's year of sustainable Christian living.  The study guide was developed by Millwood Community Presbyterian Church's small group ministry.  

Read my earlier blog post on Year of Plenty to learn more, and download the study guide.

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May 11, 2011

"Year of Plenty"

Rev. Craig Goodwin, a pastor at Millwood Community Presbyterian Church in Millwood, Washington asked if I might be interested in reading his new book Year of Plenty and mailed me a copy earlier this year. It is always exciting to...

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March 31, 2011

Living Downstream

Earlier this week I mentioned one of the presentations that inspired me at Ecumenical Advocacy Days. I also wanted to highlight the documentary Living Downstream, which was shown as a part of the Eco-Justice Track at the conference. Watch the...

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