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For 25 years, Earth Ministry has been a national leader in engaging the faith 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 advocacy program is on the cutting edge of empowering clergy and lay leaders to speak out on public policy issues. Earth Ministry’s Washington Interfaith Power & Light (WAIPL) project organizes an interfaith religious response to climate change, and is part of a national Interfaith Power & Light network that is 40 states strong and growing.

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

Sun
25
Sep2016

"The Shift Beyond the Numbers of the Climate Crisis"

Sunday, September 25, 11:30am

Richmond Beach Congregational Church, UCC, 1512 NW 195th St., Shoreline, WA

Join us for a viewing of the documentary "The Shift Beyond the Numbers of the Climate Crisis".

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Wed
28
Sep2016

Earth Ministry Pub Night

Wednesday, September 28, 4:00 - 7:30pm

Peddler Brewing Company - 1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle, Washington 98107

Join the Earth Ministry staff and board for a casual night of celebration and conversation at a local and bicycle-friendly brewery.

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Sat
08
Oct2016

Faith and Climate Action Conference

Saturday, October 8, 8:30am - 5:30pm

University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Come enjoy exciting workshops, an interfaith panel, and inspiring keynote speaker Jay O'Hara for a conference on faith and climate change!

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Thu
13
Oct2016

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Thursday, October 13, 6:30 - 8:00pm

Saint James Cathedral Hall, 803 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Earth Ministry's own outreach director, Jessie Dye, will be speaking on faithful advocacy for environmental concerns.

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Wed
19
Oct2016

UCC Environmental Justice Workshop

Monday, October 19, 5:00pm - Wednesday, October 2, 1:00pm

Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center, Port Orchard, WA

Come examine how to reduce your congregations' carbon footprints and focus on the justice element of this work through the lens of our faith.

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News

Peace Lutheran Writes Pope Francis

Peace Lutheran Church, an Earth Ministry Greening Congregation, has sent a letter to Pope Francis. It is a beautiful piece explaining how they have entered into dialogue with other West Seattle congregations and affirm the Pope’s message in Laudato Si’. Perhaps your congregation would like to…
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"Qal" (The Belief): 2016 Totem Pole Journey

Join the faith community in gathering with the Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers to celebrate the victory against coal export at Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point) and to continue strengthening alliances defending tribal sacred lands and waters. With blessings all along the way, the Lummi are traveling…
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Ethics of energy in the federal coal review

Earth Ministry/WAIPL Executive Director, LeeAnne Beres, partnered up with Board Member Rev. John Rosenberg to share how faith communities saying no to coal export in the Northwest and turning their attention to federal coal leasing. You can provide your input at a public hearing in Seattle…
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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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