All major religious denominations are questioning the use of coal as a power source. Mining, processing, and burning coal destroys creation in many ways, from the ravaged mountain tops of the Appalachian plateau to coal ash landslides and toxic sediment in river valleys. Global warming pollution from coal plants exacerbates droughts and floods for the poorest of God’s children around the world, those whose meager crops require a reliable climate for subsistence.
Faith communities have been influential in each aspect of the transition away from coal and toward clean energy. We do this because of our love of creation, and our call to justice and the common good.
Earth Ministry leads the faith voice in the Power Past Coal campaign. Unite your voice in stewardship for creation.
News and Events
Aug 26, 2014, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist - 127 East 12th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202
Please join our community at St. John’s Cathedral, Earth Ministry, local families, environmental groups, friends, and neighbors to bless the Lummi House of Tears' totem pole on its journey.
Aug 29, 2014, 11:00am - 12:30pm
St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral - 1245 10th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98118
Please join our community at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Earth Ministry, local families, environmental groups, friends, and neighbors to bless the Lummi House of Tears' totem pole on its journey.
Washington’s Catholic Bishops call for an "exhaustive and independent review" of proposed coal export terminalsEarth Ministry/WAIPL worked closely with the Washington State diocese, supporting them in their discernment and research to come out with the statement. The bishops wrote to “urge Catholics, people of every faith and all people of good will to join us in calling for a… Read More »
Testimony Against Coal Export by the Rev. Hunt Priest, Earth Ministry Board Member and Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island