Welcome to Earth Ministry

  • Welcome to Earth Ministry

    Earth Ministry’s mission

    To inspire and mobilize the religious community to play a leadership role in building a just and sustainable future.

  • Washington Interfaith Power & Light

    Washington Interfaith Power & Light is a project of Earth Ministry and part of a growing national network of religious groups organizing an interfaith response to climate change.

  • Spring 2014 Earth Letter


    Our latest issue of Earth Letter looks at nature and environmental justice in our urban landscapes.

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.



BP Refinery Environmental Impact Statement Public Hearing

July 24, 2014, 6:15 - 9:00pm

Federal Center South Galaxy Room - 4735 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98134

Right now, we have the opportunity to take a stand against dangerous oil transportation and in support of strong, safe communities.

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Totem Pole Journey - Spokane

Aug 26, 2014, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist - 127 East 12th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202

Please join our community at St. John’s Cathedral, Earth Ministry, local families, environmental groups, friends, and neighbors to bless the Lummi House of Tears' totem pole on its journey.

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Totem Pole Journey - Seattle

Aug 29, 2014, 11:00am - 12:30pm

St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral - 1245 10th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98118

Please join our community at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Earth Ministry, local families, environmental groups, friends, and neighbors to bless the Lummi House of Tears' totem pole on its journey.

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Toxic Hot Seat Film Screening

Oct 9, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Oddfellows Hall, Washington Lodge - #20, 307 North Pine Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926

The Washington Toxics Coalition will be holding a free screening of Toxic Hot Seat - part of a state tour that will lead up to the 2015 legislative session.

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Op Ed: Monuments nurture our inner well-being

Rev. W. Thomas Soeldner The Spokesman Review July 5, 2014 As a hiker, outdoorsman and retired pastor, I am committed to protecting the wild and scenic places in the natural world found in our national monuments.
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King County Council Expresses Concern About Oil Transportation

The King County Council approved a motion which states concerns about the transportation of crude oil and requests specific actions.
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Washington Interfaith Power & Light in Washington, DC

Earth Ministry/WAIPL staff traveled to our nation’s capital in early May for the national Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) conference and lobby day.
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Many Faiths, One World

This year, Earth Ministry/WAIPL joined with Seattle University to host Many Faiths, One World, an interfaith Earth Day gathering. Nearly 100 attendees heard how faith puts us in touch with the natural world in a unique “round robin” small group format.
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9 Days of Prayer: "And God Saw That It Was Good"

In celebration of Earth Month, join with your neighbors in a 9 day journey of prayer, reflection, and mediation to acknowledge the beauty of local water, land, resources, and extraordinary people.
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