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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

Fri
22
Sep2017

Pull Together: The People vs. Kinder Morgan

Friday, September 22, 7:00 pm

Nathan Johnson Hall at University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Avenue NE, Seattle

Please join the UUC Climate Action Team for a presentation and fundraiser featuring Eric DePlace from the Sightline Institute and Victoria Leistman from the Sierra Club.

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Sat
23
Sep2017

An Ecological Tour of the Duwamish

Saturday, September 23, 12-3pm

Boat leaves from Public Marina next to Anthony's Pier 66

Christ Our Hope Catholic Church is organizing an ecological tour of the Duwamish River.

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Tue
26
Sep2017

Blessing the Waters of Life Conference

Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, Corbett, OR (east of Portland)

Earth Ministry is honored to be receiving Presbyterian for Earth Care's Restoring Creation Award at this conference that aligns with our work for clean water and Indigenous rights.

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Thu
28
Sep2017

Stories from the Columbia: Sustaining a River and its People in the 21st Century

Thursday, September 28, 5:30 Reception, 6:30-8:30 Program

Mountaineers Building, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Earth Ministry is happy to co-sponsor a special evening of story, reflection and discussion about the mighty and mythic Columbia River.

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Sat
30
Sep2017

Laudato Si': A Mass Celebrating the Season of Creation

Saturday, September 30, 10:30am

St. James Cathedral, 804 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Earth Ministry is partnering with Catholic leaders to commemorate the second anniversary of Laudato Si' by celebrating the Season of Creation.

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Sun
01
Oct2017

Choir of Hope Concert - A Celebration of Creation

Sunday, October 1, 6:15-6:45pm

Christ Our Hope Church, 1902 Second Ave, Seattle, WA

The Choir of Hope from Christ Our Hope Catholic Church is presenting a concert to celebrate the Season of Creation and Laudato Si', the Pope's Encyclical on the Environment.

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Wed
04
Oct2017

Ecumenical Blessing of the Animals, on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 PM

St. Joseph Catholic Parish 732 18th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112

St. Joseph Parish is continuing the tradition of blessing all animals, with shared a prayer service that is open to all.

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Sat
07
Oct2017

7th Annual NW UU Justice Summit - "Called to Action"

Saturday, October 7, All Day Event

University Unitarian Church 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

The purpose of this conference is to come together, acknowledging this unique time we live in and our role in it.

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Sat
14
Oct2017

Totem Pole Journey

Saturday, October 14, Time and additional details TBA

University Congregational United Church of Christ 4515 16th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105

The Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers is carving another totem pole that we need to fill with good energy and blessings!

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Fri
27
Oct2017

Seizing Hope in a Season of Despair: A Round-Table Discussion

Friday, October 27

St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods, 5217 S Honeymoon Bay Rd, Freeland, WA 98249

You are invited to a discussion with author, retreat leader, and climate activist Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas and Robert Jonas, founder and director of the Empty Bell contemplative sanctuary.

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Sat
28
Oct2017

Love at the Crossroads: Climate and Social Justice

Saturday, October 28th, All Day Event

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 1634 19th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

How does climate change cause social injustice and how does social injustice cause climate change?

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Sat
28
Oct2017

Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves: An Evolutionary Conversation

Saturday, October 28, 9:00am-12:30pm

Unity of Whidbey, 5671 Crawford Rd, Langley, WA 98260

Robert Jonas will lead a conversation that opens new East-West perspectives on personal transformation and environmental action.

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Sun
29
Oct2017

Rise Up Rooted: A Christian Response to Climate Crisis

Sunday, October 29, 8:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am

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

The Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas will preach on creation care at three Sunday morning services of Holy Communion at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral.

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Sun
29
Oct2017

East-West Spiritual Inspiration for Earth-Care

Sunday, October 29, 2:00-4:00pm

Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd St, Seattle, WA 98107

Wendell Berry has written, “Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.” How is joy possible when our planet Earth is undergoing a massive extinction of species and looming climate catastrophe?

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Thu
02
Nov2017

Fall 2017 Clean and Affordable Energy Conference & Gala

November 2, All Day event

Seattle Hilton, 1301 6th Ave Seattle, WA 98101

The Clean & Affordable Energy Conference presents experts exploring vital issues affecting the Northwest.

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Wed
15
Nov2017

Conference on Building Human Resilience for Climate Change

Wednesday, November 15 - Thursday, November 16

University Place Conference Center, 310 SW Lincoln St, Portland, OR 97201

Conference for Social Service and Climate Leaders on Applying Psychological & Psycho-Social-Spiritual Models to Build Human Resilience for Climate Shocks & Stressors 

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News

Free the Snake Floatilla

Hundreds of boaters gathered at the Free the Snake Floatilla to say with one clear voice that it’s time to free the Snake River from outdated low-value dams. Earth Ministry/WAIPL joined our partners at Save Our Wild Salmon at this event on September 8 and…
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Why We Must Act on Climate

Earth Ministry member Sara Cate wrote this Op-Ed for the Yakima Herald calling for immediate action on climate change. In the article, Sara, a doctor in Yakima, discusses her own experiences treating patients who are suffering due to the smoke in the air from wildfires…
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Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew's Joint Statement on the Environment

On September 1, Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew released a passionate joint appeal to protect the environment. This is the first time that a pope and the ecumenical patriarch have joined forces to comment on a pressing issue in this way. Their…
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Faith grows greener in the era of Donald Trump

Earth Ministry’s Jessie Dye is quoted in this article from “The Economist” discussing the impact of the current administration’s actions, motivating people of faith to increase their involvement, engagement, and activism with regard to the environment. At Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power and Light, we are proud…
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Peoples' Climate Festival

This past weekend, Earth Ministry’s own Jessie Dye spoke at the Peoples’ Climate Festival in Richland, WA where she opened the gathering by addressing climate change through a faith perspective. Jessie pointed out that the faith voice is often missing from the discussion on climate change and…
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