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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.

Events

Thu
12
May2016

UMC General Conference Climate Vigil

Thursday May 12, 7:30pm

Oregon Convention Center - 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

The General Conference Climate Vigil is a place for those who grieve the ways climate change is already impacting creation, and who yearn to protect all of God’s good earth to respond in solidarity and prayer.

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Fri
20
May2016

Sacred Sources to Heal the Earth

Fri-Sun May 20-22

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, 1111 Harvard Ave. Seattle, WA 98122 (at Seattle First Baptist Church)

Rabbi Phyllis Berman and Rabbi Arthur Waskow will lead a weekend of workshops and discussion about spiritual resources for our planet.

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Tue
24
May2016

Coal Export DEIS Hearing - Longview

Tuesday, May 24, 1:00 - 9:00pm

Cowlitz Expo Center - 1900 7th Ave, Longview, WA 98632

You, people of faith and spiritual communities all across the Northwest, are pros at attending hearings to stand up for a clean and safe future for all of God's creation. It's time once again to mark your calendars and bring out your red clothes to join Earth Ministry and the Power Past Coal coalition at public hearings for the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, WA.

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Thu
26
May2016

Coal Export DEIS Hearing - Spokane

Thursday, May 26, 1:00 - 9:00pm

Spokane Convention Center - 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201

You, people of faith and spiritual communities all across the Northwest, are pros at attending hearings to stand up for a clean and safe future for all of God's creation. It's time once again to mark your calendars and bring out your red clothes to join Earth Ministry and the Power Past Coal coalition at public hearings for the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, WA.

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Thu
02
Jun2016

Coal Export DEIS Hearing - Pasco

Thursday, June 2, 1:00 - 9:00pm

TRAC Center - 6600 Burden Blvd, Pasco, WA 99301

You, people of faith and spiritual communities all across the Northwest, are pros at attending hearings to stand up for a clean and safe future for all of God's creation. It's time once again to mark your calendars and bring out your red clothes to join Earth Ministry and the Power Past Coal coalition at public hearings for the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, WA.

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News

Caring for Creation

Local Catholic communities, like Our Lady of Guadalupe in West Seattle, are using Pope Francis’s encyclical to reinforce their good work for creation care.  By Louis McGill Northwest Catholic March 30, 2016  When parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish decided in 2009 to build a parish…
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St. Andrew's Wins IPL Cool Congregations Challenge

Interfaith Power and Light has awarded St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Seattle as the winner of the national Cool Congregations Challenge. Along with going solar, this Greening Congregation cultivates a garden and participates in a carbon offset partnerships. St. Andrew’s certainly is a renewal role model…
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Governor Inslee To Sign Strongest Ban In Nation On Toxic Flame Retardants In Home Furniture, Kids’ Products

Earth Ministry/WAIPL couldn’t be happier to announce that the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act has been signed into law! We are grateful for the relentless dedication of faith communities across the state who devoted their time and energy to this historical piece of legislation that truly…
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Climate Action for Earth Day

Faith leaders around the country are speaking up and taking action on climate change this Earth Month! Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light is proud to be participating in two national initiatives to bring attention to one of the most important moral issues of our…
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South Whidbey churches collaborate to make a difference

Earth Ministry is grateful for our partners in Whidbey Island’s Greening Congregation Collaborative. The advocacy of this group of dedicated faith leaders was crucial in passing the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act!  March 25, 2016 South Whidbey Record By Evan Thompson  An environmental advocacy group is transcending barriers…
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