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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.



Food and Faith Gathering

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Congregation Beth Shalom - 6800 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Earth Ministry's partner Seattle Tilth is joining with Beth Shalom to present Food and Faith, a special Shabbat (Sabbath) program.

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Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons

Seattle University Pigott Auditorium - 901 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Confronting the sustainability challenges before us calls for collaboration, exchange of ideas, and exploration of solutions by academics and practitioners across every discipline. This conference will provide that platform!

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Treaty Rights and Totem Poles: Successful Northwest Indigenous Leadership in Protection of Sacred Lands.

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 1:00 - 3:30pm

Seattle University Student Center (STCN) 160

The Lummi Nation and Earth Ministry are partnering on a workshop on Indigenous Activism at Seattle University's Just Sustainability Conference.

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Totem Pole Journey - Seattle

Thursday, Aug 25, 4:00 - 6:00pm

St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral - 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Join the faith community in gathering with the Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers to celebrate the victory against coal export at Xwe'chi'eXen (Cherry Point) and to continue to strengthen alliances defending tribal sacred lands and waters.

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Peace Lutheran Writes Pope Francis

Peace Lutheran Church, an Earth Ministry Greening Congregation, has sent a letter to Pope Francis. It is a beautiful piece explaining how they have entered into dialogue with other West Seattle congregations and affirm the Pope’s message in Laudato Si’. Perhaps your congregation would like to…
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"Qal" (The Belief): 2016 Totem Pole Journey

Join the faith community in gathering with the Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers to celebrate the victory against coal export at Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point) and to continue strengthening alliances defending tribal sacred lands and waters. With blessings all along the way, the Lummi are traveling…
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Ethics of energy in the federal coal review

Earth Ministry/WAIPL Executive Director, LeeAnne Beres, partnered up with Board Member Rev. John Rosenberg to share how faith communities saying no to coal export in the Northwest and turning their attention to federal coal leasing. You can provide your input at a public hearing in Seattle…
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Lummi Treaty Rights Upheld - Cherry Point Coal Export DENIED!

May 10, 2016  After years of effort, we celebrate victory for the sacred lands and waters of the Lummi Nation at Xwe’chi’eXen, also known as Cherry Point, Washington. The Army Corps of Engineers has denied the necessary permits for SSA Marine’s proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal,…
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Comment on Coal Export in Longview, WA

The values that ground us as people of faith call us to prevent the pollution of the Columbia River River with what could be the nation’s largest coal export terminal. Not only that, but this moral faith foundation compels us to to stand up for impacted…
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