Environmental Ministries is a part of the Presbyterian Hunger Program
Presbyterian Hunger Program’s Environmental Ministries works to inspire and equip congregations and presbyteries to work for eco-justice for all of God's earth. We produce, promote and distribute faith-based eco-justice resources for individuals, congregations and presbyteries while also responding to, and educating about, Presbyterian Church USA environmental policies.
“Earth Care Congregations” and “Green Leaf Seal” camps are certified through Environmental Ministries while individuals are connected through the “Environmental Ministries Action Network,” resourced through relationship with our ecumenical round-table Creation Justice Ministries, and supported by conferences of Presbyterians for Earth Care, a national grassroots Presbyterian eco-justice network.
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“…God's work in creation is too wonderful, too ancient, too beautiful, too good to be desecrated...Restoring creation is God's own work in our time, in which God comes both to judge and to restore...”
Looking for the Earth Care Congregation Checklist? Find it as part of the Earth Care Congregation application here. Also see the “Earth Care Congregations: A Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches.”
Share your story
Many Presbyterian churches are making environmental stewardship part of their ministry through worship, education, facilities and outreach projects that respond to our call to till and keep the garden. Read some of their stories. If your church has a story to share, please email it to Rebecca Barnes.
Environmental Ministries It is important to mention that I think your material and what appears in PDF, I'm using it in class Adult Sunday School of my church in Barranquilla, Colombia. Beside that I want to share the following thoughts: There is the URGENT need to reeducate our responsibility to care for God's creation ... including us . And as I am in Colombia , I have to say that as part of the great people of God, including my brothers and sisters in the United States, we must begin to rationalize what we consume daily . Around the issue of consumption is the issue of justice for the workers who work in large factories by packing the products, but also worth finding out about the farmers who produce and if there is justice in what they receive as salaries for the workers and farmers. I think the big food companies talk about losses when they have not reaching targets that had been proposed ... but they never lost. The loss occurs when banks commit financially to the largest factories ... but when the goals fail , the deficit which is caused by wrong decisions made , also based pay unfair wages, call loss. And it seems that this has to do with environmental issues , but human beings are part of the environment and who ends up suffering the consequences of bad decisions , the nature ... without regard to the sin among us also offend God . Germán Zárate- Durier coordinator Diakonia Office Social Service and Justice Presbyterian Church of Colombia...
I'm a deacon at Austin Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, TX. Many in our church have been actively involved in our Earth Care ministry which has included both supportive and active roles of non-violent resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline which involves our county, particularly a nearby county school. The production of energy from tar sands has proved to be both hazardous and destructive to the environment, and we are looking for an appropriate way to frame the issue in religious and spiritual terms. We are thinking about encouraging churches throughout the US, particularly middle America, to consider a peaceful, prayerful and dignified march or prayer vigil, perhaps sometime in the Fall. If your organization or any participating churches would be interested or have any similar plans, please contact me via email or by telephone (936)554-1622. We are convinced after much study, further pursuit of dirty fossil fuel will bring an environmental disaster, and only God and His Children in concerted effort can affect change. Prayerfully, Joe Richardson