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.
"Sunday Morning Sustainability: Eco-Justice Impacts and Opportunities" (the Earth Day Sunday 2013 resource) is now available! Celebrate an earth care Sunday in worship and education through this ecumenically developed resource.
For this resource and earlier themes for Earth Day Sunday, go to the Environmental Ministries web site.
Beginning this year, PCUSA Environmental Ministries (now as a part of the Presbyterian Hunger Program) is supported by the One Great Hour of Sharing. All the support and connection Environmental Ministries is able to provide to you is thanks to the generous gifts of congregations that want to ensure that the national church continues to engage works of compassion and justice as disciples of Jesus Christ.
This offering, taken by congregations around Easter, goes to support vital ministries of the church that seek to address root causes of poverty, to alleviate hunger, to assist with natural disasters, to empower local ...
The 2013 daily calendar "Tread Lightly for Lent" is now available for download. Click here to learn more. Individuals and congregations alike are invited to use this resource as a daily reminder that drawing close to God and caring for God's earth go hand in hand. May your Lenten season be blessed!
Presbyterian congregations as well as many others are participating this weekend in a national "preach-in" on global warming. In addition to raising the issue of climate change in worship and preaching, churches may send postcards or petitions to President Obama to "love" God's earth (this close to Valentine's Day). My home church is participating in this preach-in and our Earth Care Team is looking forward to good biblical exegesis, wonderful Reformed worship, and fellowship over a soup and bread lunch as we hear more about climate change after worship.
To learn more, go to: http://www.preachin.org/
Right now, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is meeting in Doha, Qatar for the 18th Conference of the Parties.
As Christians and as global citizens, we are invited to follow along.
During these two weeks, will you:
I look forward to traveling this journey ...