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For over 20 years, Earth Ministry has been the statewide leader in engaging the religious community in environmental stewardship and advocacy. Our Greening Congregations Program was the first in the country to help houses of worship implement sustainable practices, and our faithful advocacy program is on the cutting edge of empowering clergy and lay leaders to speak out on public policy issues. Through education, outreach, organizing, and training, Earth Ministry builds a powerful moral constituency of people of faith taking action for the health of our communities and the environment.



Pre-Parliament of World Religions Conference

August 8, 2015 10:00am - 4:30pm

Richmond Multicultural Centre - 7700 Minoru, Richmond BC, Canada, V6Y 3Z5

Start the conversation for creation care in preperation for the October 2015 conference of the Parliament of the World's Religions.

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Sr. Simone Campbell

August 26, 2015 6:30pm

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church - 5217 Honeymoon Bay Rd., Freeland, WA 98249

The Greening Congregations of South Whidbey Island invite you to a conversation with Sr. Simone Campbell, a faithful activist and author who supports the

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Earth Ministry Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 5:00 - 8:00pm

Fremont Brewing Company - 1050 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Come celebrate LeeAnne's 10-year anniversary as Executive Director with the staff and friends of Earth Ministry!

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Seattle Parish Celebrates Release of Pope's Encyclical on Climate Change

June 19, 2015 By Louis McGill Published in Northwest Catholic’s Local  SEATTLE – “Who will bring this message of hope to the world?” Father Jack Walmesley asked the estimated 250 people who gathered June 18 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to celebrate Pope Francis’ encyclical on…
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Press Release: Encyclical Celebration Event in Seattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2015  CONTACTS: LeeAnne Beres, Earth Ministry, 206.491.3869 (cell) Peggy Behnken, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 206.935.0358 x114 (church)  ENCYCLICAL CELEBRATION EVENT IN SEATTLE Pope Francis’ letter on caring for creation  Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical on the environment will be celebrated at a 7…
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Pope Francis, in leaked draft letter, calls for curbing global warming

Earth Ministry’s Jessie Dye is quoted in the LA Times about the upcoming Papal encyclical on the environment. She reminds readers that the value of stewardship is not new to Catholic social teaching and that this historic statement will be a reminder for us all to…
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On behalf of the Lummi Nation and Northwest Native Tribes

During a recent ceremony, faith leader Rev. Holly Hallman reaffirmed the promise of support and partnership between faith leaders and tribal leaders to protect tribal lands and fishing rights threatened by the planned export of coal from Washington to Asia.  Eco-Journey, blog of the Environmental Ministries Office of…
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Faith groups join Lummi Nation fight against coal

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship’s partnership with the Lummi Nation in opposition to the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point has led to a public witness event at UUA’s upcoming General Assembly in June.  Unitarian Universalist Association By Elaine McArdle April 20, 2015  Cherry Point is a beautiful piece…
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Three creation care resolutions for spring Lutheran synod assemblies

This spring, two groups, Lutherans Restoring Creation and the Eco-Reformation Planning Team, are working to promote the passage of creation care-related resolutions at synodical assemblies. They have developed three model resolutions (summarized below), aimed at distinct but related ends.They are hoping to work in conjunction…
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Religious communities: lead, don’t follow on climate justice

Harvard Divinity Bulletin Winter/Spring 2015 (Vol. 43, Nos. 1&2) By Tim DeChristopher  Recently, there has been a growing discussion of climate change as a moral issue, both in academia and in religious communities. This past fall I spoke at three religion and climate change conferences in as…
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People of faith challenge cut oil, oil transport

Participation from people of faith and other grassroots activists in environmental impact hearings has made a big impact on the progression of proposed coal transport and terminals in Washington The Fig TreeMarch 2015 Two Eastern Washington Legislative Conference workshops reported on progress related to coal and…
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