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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

Tue
17
Oct2017

Tacoma City Council Hearing

Tuesday, October 17, Details TBA

Faith leaders are joining advocates in Tacoma to speak up for strong interim regulations that protect the Tideflats from new or expanded fossil fuel projects.

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Thu
19
Oct2017

Earth Ministry Happy Hour in Olympia

Thursday, October 19th, 5-8 pm

Skep N Skein Tavern 2106 Harrison Ave NW, Suite B14, Olympia, Washington 98502

Join Earth Ministry staff and friends for a Happy Hour gathering to learn about what we're working on, how you can get involved, and to just hang out and get to know each other a little better.

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Sun
22
Oct2017

Mindfulness as Survival Equipment: A Day of Mindfulness for Activists and Changemakers

October 22, 9 AM-5 PM

The Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Rd, Clinton, WA 98236

We are living through a time of wrenching changes, culturally, politically and ecologically. At times like this we need to re-establish our connection to what is most essential and enduring about our lives.

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Thu
26
Oct2017

The Northwest Nature & Health Symposium

October 26, 2017, 8 am – 5:30pm

Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

This one-day symposium will bring together professionals and community leaders to explore common goals and collective strategies related to the human health benefits of being in nature, from gardens to wildlands.

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Fri
27
Oct2017

Rooted and Rising: Seizing Hope in a Season of Despair

Friday, October 27

St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods, 5217 S Honeymoon Bay Rd, Freeland, WA 98249

The Greening Congregations Collaborative of Whidbey Island is hosting author, retreat leader, and climate activist Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas and Robert Jonas, founder and director of the Empty Bell contemplative sanctuary.

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Sat
28
Oct2017

Love at the Crossroads: Climate and Social Justice

Saturday, October 28th, All Day Event

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 1634 19th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

How does climate change cause social injustice and how does social injustice cause climate change?

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Sat
28
Oct2017

Rooted and Rising: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves

Saturday, October 28, 9:00am-12:30pm

Unity of Whidbey, 5671 Crawford Rd, Langley, WA 98260

Deepening the Friday night dialogue, Jonas and Margaret will focus on new East-West perspectives on environmental action and the personal transformation we need to ensure our healthy future.

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Sun
29
Oct2017

Rise Up Rooted: A Christian Response to Climate Crisis

Sunday, October 29, 8:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am

St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

The Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas will preach on creation care at three Sunday morning services of Holy Communion at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral.

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Sun
29
Oct2017

East-West Spiritual Inspiration for Earth-Care

Sunday, October 29, 2:00-4:00pm

Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd St, Seattle, WA 98107

Wendell Berry has written, “Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.” How is joy possible when our planet Earth is undergoing a massive extinction of species and looming climate catastrophe?

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Thu
02
Nov2017

Fall 2017 Clean and Affordable Energy Conference & Gala

November 2, All Day event

Seattle Hilton, 1301 6th Ave Seattle, WA 98101

The Clean & Affordable Energy Conference presents experts exploring vital issues affecting the Northwest.

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Sat
11
Nov2017

2017 Eco-Faith Conference

Saturday, November 11th, 9 am-5 pm

Bethany Green Lake 8023 Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, Washington 98103

The Christ & Cascadia Team at the Fuller NW Institute is excited to announce our Eco-Faith conference for the 2017 year.

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Wed
15
Nov2017

Conference on Building Human Resilience for Climate Change

Wednesday, November 15 - Thursday, November 16

University Place Conference Center, 310 SW Lincoln St, Portland, OR 97201

Conference for Social Service and Climate Leaders on Applying Psychological & Psycho-Social-Spiritual Models to Build Human Resilience for Climate Shocks & Stressors 

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Thu
16
Nov2017

Earth Ministry’s Fall Colleague Gathering: Resilience Potluck

Thursday, November 16 Time and location TBA

How can we be more resilient together? Join Earth Ministry staff, colleagues, and friends for an evening gathering around a shared meal and good conversation.

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Sat
18
Nov2017

"Promised Land" Screening

Saturday, November 18 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7 p.m

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA 98005

If you missed the first screening, there will be another screening of the fabulous film "Promised Land".

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Sat
10
Feb2018

Mardi Gras Brunch BINGO!

Saturday, February 10, 2018 11am-2pm

Bloedel Hall at St. Mark's Cathedral 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102

Save the date and plan to join us for a tasty brunch, bottomless mimosas, and four rounds of BINGO in support of Earth Ministry's faith-based environmental stewardship and advocacy. Dress up or come in costume, you’ll be sure to have a good time for a great cause!

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News

Another Opportunity to Comment on Coal Export in Longview, WA

People of faith around Washington have spoken out about the proposal to construct the nation’s largest coal export terminal in Longview, WA. We have uplifted shared values of justice, responsibility, and stewardship in numerous rounds of public comments and hearings about this proposal because our…
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Free the Snake Floatilla

Hundreds of boaters gathered at the Free the Snake Floatilla to say with one clear voice that it’s time to free the Snake River from outdated low-value dams. Earth Ministry/WAIPL joined our partners at Save Our Wild Salmon at this event on September 8 and…
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Why We Must Act on Climate

Earth Ministry member Sara Cate wrote this Op-Ed for the Yakima Herald calling for immediate action on climate change. In the article, Sara, a doctor in Yakima, discusses her own experiences treating patients who are suffering due to the smoke in the air from wildfires…
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Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew's Joint Statement on the Environment

On September 1, Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew released a passionate joint appeal to protect the environment. This is the first time that a pope and the ecumenical patriarch have joined forces to comment on a pressing issue in this way. Their…
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Faith grows greener in the era of Donald Trump

Earth Ministry’s Jessie Dye is quoted in this article from “The Economist” discussing the impact of the current administration’s actions, motivating people of faith to increase their involvement, engagement, and activism with regard to the environment. At Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power and Light, we are proud…
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