The following Press Clips highlight the work of Earth Ministry or include quotes from our staff and members.
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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.… Read More »
Rev. Evan Clendenin of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen, WA answered Earth Ministry’s request for a letter to the editor to his local paper during a critical week in the campaign to oppose an oil export terminal in Grays Harbor County. In a very… Read More »
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… Read More »
Two days after the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), Shell has withdrawn its proposal to expand capacity at their Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes, meaning that we will NOT have 6 more oil trains coming through our communities every week. This victory… Read More »
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… Read More »
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,… Read More »
The DEIS is out for the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, WA. The results show that, as the largest terminal in North America, coal export in Longview would create “hours and hours” of traffic delays while producing an enormous amounts of greenhouse gas emissions… Read More »
Earth Ministry/WAIPL brought faith leaders to the table with community of color members, labor representatives, and environmental policymakers for this important conversation about a just transition to a clean energy economy in the Skagit Valley. By Kimberly Cauvel Skagit Valley Herald April 29, 2016 MOUNT VERNON — Each day… Read More »
Local Catholic communities, like Our Lady of Guadalupe in West Seattle, are using Pope Francis’s encyclical to reinforce their good work for creation care. By Louis McGill Northwest Catholic March 30, 2016 When parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish decided in 2009 to build a parish… Read More »
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Interfaith Power and Light has awarded St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Seattle as the winner of the national Cool Congregations Challenge. Along with going solar, this Greening Congregation cultivates a garden and participates in a carbon offset partnerships. St. Andrew’s certainly is a renewal role model… Read More »