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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

Wed
01
Jun2016

Faith and the Thin Green Line: Pope Francis and Environmental Advocacy in Washington

Wednesday, June 1 9:30am

Faith Lutheran Church - 224 Benton St, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Join Earth Ministry/WAIPL staff for a discussion of the pope’s recent encyclical on the environment, and how people of faith can take action to protect our climate and communities.

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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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Tue
07
Jun2016

Christianity & Climate Change: Pope Francis and the Call for Climate Action

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:00pm

San Juan Island Grange Hall - 152 1st St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Earth Ministry/WAIPL is pleased to partner with Islands Climate Resilience for a conversation on creation care and climate change. Jessie Dye of Earth Ministry/WAIPL will talk about the Pope's recent encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, as well as the "Green Rule" of many faith traditions.

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News

Lummi Treaty Rights Upheld - Cherry Point Coal Export DENIED!

May 10, 2016  After years of effort, we celebrate victory for the sacred lands and waters of the Lummi Nation at Xwe’chi’eXen, also known as Cherry Point, Washington. The Army Corps of Engineers has denied the necessary permits for SSA Marine’s proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal,…
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Comment on Coal Export in Longview, WA

The values that ground us as people of faith call us to prevent the pollution of the Columbia River River with what could be the nation’s largest coal export terminal. Not only that, but this moral faith foundation compels us to to stand up for impacted…
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Dept. of Ecology Report Confirms: Huge Impacts From Proposed Coal Export Terminal in Southwest Washington

The DEIS is out for the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, WA. The results show that, as the largest terminal in North America, coal export in Longview would create “hours and hours” of traffic delays while producing an enormous amounts of greenhouse gas emissions…
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Group calls for transition to clean energy

Earth Ministry/WAIPL brought faith leaders to the table with community of color members, labor representatives, and environmental policymakers for this important conversation about a just transition to a clean energy economy in the Skagit Valley.   By Kimberly Cauvel Skagit Valley Herald April 29, 2016  MOUNT VERNON — Each day…
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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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