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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
02
Sep2015

Earth Ministry Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 5:00 - 8:00pm

Fremont Brewing Company - 1050 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Come celebrate LeeAnne's 10-year anniversary as Executive Director with the staff and friends of Earth Ministry!

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Thu
03
Sep2015

Running the Risk: Washington’s Fight Against Oil by Rail

September 3, 6:30pm

The Olympia Center - 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501

Join us for a free community forum and discussion on the oil industry’s plan to build five new processing facilities in our state, three of which are in Grays Harbor, and how oil transport threatens our community, our waterways, and our livelihoods.

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Thu
24
Sep2015

Committing to Our Common Home: An Interfaith Response to Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment

September 24, 2015 7:00pm

Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle University - 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

For our annual Celebration of St. Francis, Earth Ministry/WAIPL is partnering with Seattle University for an evening of interfaith ritual, word, and song as we commit to join with Pope Francis in caring for our common home.

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Thu
01
Oct2015

Grays Harbor Oil DEIS Hearing - Elma

TBA

Satsop Business Park - 150 Technology Way, Elma, WA 98541

Raise your voice with advocates from across Grays Harbor County to stand up to oil!

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Thu
08
Oct2015

Grays Harbor Oil DEIS Hearing - Aberdeen

TBA

D & R Theater - 205 S I St, Aberdeen, WA 98520

Raise your voice with advocates from across Grays Harbor County to stand up to oil!

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News

Pope Francis, science and government are reframing climate change

Earth Ministry collaborated with Physicians for Social Responsibility to publish this OpEd by Father Stephen Sundborg, President of Seattle University, and Dr. Howard Frumpkin, Dean of the UW School of Public Health, which combines the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and the…
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KOUW: “Pope's Alarm Bell On Climate Change Heard In Puget Sound”

Local NPR interview with Earth Ministry’s Jessie Dye speaking about the faith community’s role in protecting the “Thin Green Line” of the Northwest from fossil fuel projects, and the Pope’s encyclical and climate change. It also featured audio of Fr. Jack Walmseley giving a tour…
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Seattle Parish Celebrates Release of Pope's Encyclical on Climate Change

June 19, 2015 By Louis McGill Published in Northwest Catholic’s Local  SEATTLE – “Who will bring this message of hope to the world?” Father Jack Walmesley asked the estimated 250 people who gathered June 18 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to celebrate Pope Francis’ encyclical on…
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Press Release: Encyclical Celebration Event in Seattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2015  CONTACTS: LeeAnne Beres, Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light, 206.632.2426  Peggy Behnken, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 206.935.0358 x114 (church)  ENCYCLICAL CELEBRATION EVENT IN SEATTLE Pope Francis’ letter on caring for creation  Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical on the environment will be celebrated…
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Pope Francis, in leaked draft letter, calls for curbing global warming

Earth Ministry’s Jessie Dye is quoted in the LA Times about the upcoming Papal encyclical on the environment. She reminds readers that the value of stewardship is not new to Catholic social teaching and that this historic statement will be a reminder for us all to…
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On behalf of the Lummi Nation and Northwest Native Tribes

During a recent ceremony, faith leader Rev. Holly Hallman reaffirmed the promise of support and partnership between faith leaders and tribal leaders to protect tribal lands and fishing rights threatened by the planned export of coal from Washington to Asia.  Eco-Journey, blog of the Environmental Ministries Office of…
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Faith groups join Lummi Nation fight against coal

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship’s partnership with the Lummi Nation in opposition to the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point has led to a public witness event at UUA’s upcoming General Assembly in June.  Unitarian Universalist Association By Elaine McArdle April 20, 2015  Cherry Point is a beautiful piece…
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Three creation care resolutions for spring Lutheran synod assemblies

This spring, two groups, Lutherans Restoring Creation and the Eco-Reformation Planning Team, are working to promote the passage of creation care-related resolutions at synodical assemblies. They have developed three model resolutions (summarized below), aimed at distinct but related ends.They are hoping to work in conjunction…
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