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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

Mon
26
Jun2017

Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

Monday, June 26, 7:00 - 9:00pm

St. Andrew's, NE 80th St., Seattle, WA 98115

This documentary follows the Native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

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Tue
27
Jun2017

Social Justice Summer Film Series Presents: "Racing Extinction"

Tuesday, June 27, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Pastoral Outreach Center at St. James Cathedral, 907 Columbia St., Seattle WA, 98104

This film calls us to an ambitious mission and inspires us to embrace the solutions that will ensure a thriving planet for future generations.

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News

Peoples' Climate Festival

This past weekend, Earth Ministry’s own Jessie Dye spoke at the Peoples’ Climate Festival in Richland, WA where she opened the gathering by addressing climate change through a faith perspective. Jessie pointed out that the faith voice is often missing from the discussion on climate change and…
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Ask Costco to "Mind the Store"

Costco products are a staple in congregational life. Affordable housewares help furnish houses of worship, bulk-sized cleaning products keep supply closets full, and a wide selection of organic food provides for many a church potluck and parish coffee hour.  Although known as a responsible Northwest company,…
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Xwe’chi’eXen, Cherry Point, Protected for Good

Lummi Nation applauded Commissioner Goldmark and the Department of Natural Resources for honoring the tribe’s request to protect the lands of Xwe’chi’eXen, Cherry Point, by adding 45 acres of aquatic lands to the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve. Lummi was determined to protect this area permanently…
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Fall 2016 Earth Letter

Responding to the call for religious communities to lead on climate justice, this issue of Earth Letter articulates an equitable path forward. When you hear that God’s creation is threatened by climate change, the image invoked needs to go beyond melting ice caps or suffering polar bears.…
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Victory in Longview: Coal Export Facility Defeated

Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands, Peter Goldmark, announced that he is rejecting the aquatic lease permit for the Longview coal export terminal because the company refused to provide basic information about its finances after the bankruptcy of the previous owner, Arch Coal. For many…
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