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For 25 years, Earth Ministry has been a national leader in engaging the faith 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 advocacy program is on the cutting edge of empowering clergy and lay leaders to speak out on public policy issues. Earth Ministry’s Washington Interfaith Power & Light (WAIPL) project organizes an interfaith religious response to climate change, and is part of a national Interfaith Power & Light network that is 40 states strong and growing.

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.

Events

Mon
23
Jan2017

Climate Vigil - First 100 Hours

Monday, January 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Prospect United Church of Christ Sanctuary, 1919 E Prospect St, Seattle, 98112

During the first 100 hours of the new US administration, it's vital that people of faith show our love for the Earth, and our commitment to people, planet, and communities.

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Sat
28
Jan2017

Eastern Washington Legislative Conference

Saturday, January 28, 8:45am - 3:00pm

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave, Spokane, WA 99203

The annual educational conference provides opportunities for people to learn about and discuss issues of concern to the faith and nonprofit community coming before the Washington State Legislature.

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Mon
30
Jan2017

Watershed Discipleship - Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice

Monday, January 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Seattle University, Student Center #160, 1000 E James Way, Seattle, WA 98122

Ched Myers will discuss a new anthology that examines the critical idea of '"watershed discipleship."

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Thu
09
Feb2017

Interfaith Advocacy Day

Thursday, February 9, 10:00am

State Capitol, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504

Earth Ministry and our partners at FAN will be headed down to Olympia to advocate for a faithful response to common sense environmental legislation.

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Fri
10
Feb2017

Environmental Justice Workshop

Friday, February 10, 9:00AM - Saturday, February 1, 7:00PM

Pilgrim Firs Conference Center, 3318 SW Lake Flora Rd, Port Orchard, WA 98367

Learn how to take on the urgent challenges of environmental justice in our time and place.

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Mon
20
Feb2017

Equity Rally in Olympia

Monday, February 20, 10:00am

State Capitol, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504

Washingtonians deserve a fully funded education system AND full funding of other critical state services.

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Sat
25
Feb2017

Earth Ministry's Mardi Gras Brunch BINGO!

Saturday, February 25, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Bloedel Hall, St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Enjoy a tasty brunch and play BINGO in support of Earth Ministry for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

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News

Xwe’chi’eXen, Cherry Point, Protected for Good

Lummi Nation applauded Commissioner Goldmark and the Department of Natural Resources for honoring the tribe’s request to protect the lands of Xwe’chi’eXen, Cherry Point, by adding 45 acres of aquatic lands to the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve. Lummi was determined to protect this area permanently…
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Fall 2016 Earth Letter

Responding to the call for religious communities to lead on climate justice, this issue of Earth Letter articulates an equitable path forward. When you hear that God’s creation is threatened by climate change, the image invoked needs to go beyond melting ice caps or suffering polar bears.…
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Victory in Longview: Coal Export Facility Defeated

Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands, Peter Goldmark, announced that he is rejecting the aquatic lease permit for the Longview coal export terminal because the company refused to provide basic information about its finances after the bankruptcy of the previous owner, Arch Coal. For many…
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"No Faith in Oil" by Rev. Clendenin

Rev. Evan Clendenin of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen, WA answered Earth Ministry’s request for a letter to the editor to his local paper during a critical week in the campaign to oppose an oil export terminal in Grays Harbor County. In a very…
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A Final NO to Oil in Grays Harbor

We’ve beaten 2 of the 3 oil proposals that were originally slated to be built on unstable ground in populated areas of Grays Harbor. Now it’s time for the City of Hoquiam, the final decision maker, to make the right decision and deny the shoreline permits for…
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