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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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November 13, 2013

Reflections preparing for the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge next week

Nov 17th, Environmental Ministries and Presbyterian Hunger Program invite you to join the Food Stamp Challenge. Click here to learn more and register: http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/food-stamp-challenge/learn-more/

SNAP Food Stamp Challenge

 

I decided that, for me, this week is as much about my own thinking and empathizing and growth as it was a test to see if I could make it financially on such a limited food budget. I wanted to record my thoughts and feelings, and share them with you, as I experienced what it was like to be limited on food spending and choices this week. Here are my ...

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July 17, 2013

Action Alert: House Decimates Farm Bill

The House Farm Bill now does not have the conservation focus nor the SNAP benefits that are so clearly needed for environmental and economic care. Please read this Action Alert from our Office of Public Witness, and take action!

 

Last week the House of Representatives voted to enact a Farm Bill that did not include a Nutrition title.  In other words, the bill they passed does not include SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – formerly Food Stamps), our nation’s widest-reaching, most effective anti-hunger program.  A Farm Bill with no Nutrition title divorces the obvious marriage of food production from ...

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June 16, 2011

Poverty, Pollution, and Solutions Photojournalism Competition

Calling all youth and young adults passionate about eco-justice and photography:

The Joining Hands Networks of the Presbyteries of San Francisco and Cascades, and the UMAVIDA network in Bolivia are sponsoring a photojournalism contest and international exhibition focused on “Poverty, Pollution, and Solutions.”  The competition is open to non-professional photographers from the US and Bolivia between the ages of 14-30.

The contest challenges participants to tell the story of an ecological injustice or a person or a group working on eco-justice issues in a series of 3-5 photos.  The deadline for the contest is August 1, 2011.  Find rules for ...

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