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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

Fri03Apr2015

All Creation is Groaning - A Good Friday Public Liturgy

April 3rd, 2015, 12:00pm

Myrtle Edwards Park - 3130 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

An ecumenical community will be gathering this year to remember and proclaim the Passion of Jesus, whose witness before the Powers to God's goodness and love led to his brutal torture and execution.

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Tue21Apr2015

Interfaith Earth Day: Indigenous Rights, Indignant Wrongs

April 21, 2015, 11:45am - 1:30pm

Seattle University Student Center - 160 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Join Earth Ministry and the SU School of Theology and Ministry for this year's Interfaith Earth Day. The theme, Indigenous Rights, Indignant Wrongs, will address the devastating impacts of fossil fuel megaprojects on Native American culture and spirituality, reminding us all of our shared responsibility to protect Mother Earth.

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Sat02May2015

Red Sky in Morning: Ethics and Climate Change

May 2, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Grace Episcopal Church - 8595 Northeast Day Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

The Earth and Spirit Green Team at Grace Episcopal Church is hosting a community gathering of people from faith and community organizations to explore our moral and ethical response to climate change - featuring an inspiring presentation by Kathleen Dean Moore followed by opportunities for discussion and action.

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News

Religious communities: lead, don’t follow on climate justice

Harvard Divinity Bulletin Winter/Spring 2015 (Vol. 43, Nos. 1&2) By Tim DeChristopher  Recently, there has been a growing discussion of climate change as a moral issue, both in academia and in religious communities. This past fall I spoke at three religion and climate change conferences in as…
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Climate denial is immoral, says head of US Episcopal church

Climate change is a moral challenge threatening the rights of the world’s poorest people and those who deny it are not using God’s gift of knowledge, says presiding bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. March 24, 2015 The Guardian By Suzanne Goldenberg  The highest ranking woman in the Anglican…
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Carbon Fast for Lent

Lent is an opportunity for us to re-examine our thoughts and actions and the ways in which they bring us nearer to or separate us from unity with God and the rest of creation. For those interested in centering themselves in disciplines of care for…
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New State Report Recommends Banning Toxic Flame Retardants

The Washington Toxics Coalition explains how the Department of Ecology cites health concerns and availability of safer alternatives in a new report on flame retardants – further proof that these toxic chemicals don’t belong in our homes!  January 29, 2015 Washington Toxics Coalition  (Seattle, WA) A…
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Become a Master Recycler Composter

Gain expertise in recycling, composting, soil building and food waste prevention…then teach others! Are you passionate about resource conservation and want to inspire others? Join a dedicated group of volunteers that are teaching their communities how to conserve natural resources through composting, recycling, food waste…
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Furniture firms shun flame retardants but some toxic couches still for sale

Great news to anyone who likes to sit on a cushion: retailers are making the wise choice to eliminate toxic flame retardants in home furniture. In the meantime, read on to learn how labels identify which products are safe for your home.  January 23, 2015 The Chicago…
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Earth Ministry's 2015 Legislative Priorities

The 2015 Washington State legislative session has begun, and we at Earth Ministry/ Washington Interfaith Power & Light are making sure the faith community is actively engaged in the important environmental issues our state is dealing with this session.  This year, Earth Ministry/WAIPL is advocating for the:…
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Lummi Nation Requests Denial of Coal Export Permit

The Lummi Nation has requested that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deny permits for proposed coal export facility at Cherry Point. The tribe cites severe impact to treaty fishing rights, as well as their cultural and spiritual ways of life. January 5, 2014 Lummi Indian…
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