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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
10
Jun2015

Grays Harbor Oil Forum

June 10, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Hoquiam High School Theater - 501 W Emerson Ave, Hoquiam, WA 98550

Join us for a free community forum and discussion on the oil industry's plan to build three oil-by-rail terminals in Grays Harbor and how oil transport threatens our communities, our waterways, and our livelihoods.

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Sat
27
Jun2015

Sacred Witness Event to Support the Lummi Nation

June 27, 2015 4:15pm - 6:15pm

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

As part of the UUA General Assembly 2015, come honor our connections to each other and to all of creation.

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Thu
02
Jul2015

Peace, Justice and Sustainability: Strengthening the Links

July 2, 2015 - July 5, 2015

Join the Fellowship of Reconciliation for the 57th Pacific Northwest Regional Seabeck Conference.

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News

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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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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