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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, 206.491.3869 (cell) 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 at a 7…
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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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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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People of faith challenge cut oil, oil transport

Participation from people of faith and other grassroots activists in environmental impact hearings has made a big impact on the progression of proposed coal transport and terminals in Washington The Fig TreeMarch 2015 Two Eastern Washington Legislative Conference workshops reported on progress related to coal and…
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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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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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Lummi Nation Requests Denial of Coal Export Permit

The Lummi Nation has requested that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deny permits for proposed coal export facility at Cherry Point. The tribe cites severe impact to treaty fishing rights, as well as their cultural and spiritual ways of life. January 5, 2014 Lummi Indian…
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