Earth Letter

Earth Ministry/WAIPL's nationally acclaimed journal, Earth Letter, highlights environmental spirituality, theology, and action while reflecting on the religious call to care for creation. Earth Letter has published works by, among others, Wendell Berry, Pattiann Rogers, Terry Tempest Williams, Bill Moyers, Barry Lopez, Bill McKibben, and Rosemary Radford Ruether.

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Winter 2014 Earth Letter

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Winter is coming. It’s not just a catch phrase from Game of Thrones – the days have grown shorter, the weather is turning colder, and all of creation is curling in upon itself for a good long rest. As we head toward the darkest night of the year, it gives...Read More »


Fall 2014 Earth Letter

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Those of us of European descent carry an uncomfortable history as oppressors of indigenous people are the world. Faced with our past and present wrongs, we are tempted to disengage, embarrassed and unsure how to move forward. 

But as Kevin O’Brien writes in Listening to the Voice of God...Read More »


Summer 2014 Earth Letter

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Throughout biblical tradition, food has been a part and a representation of God’s goodness and plan for all creation. From the original provision of food in Genesis to Christ’s final sharing of the bread and wine, we read that God works in and through food. Cultivating, preparing, and sharing food...Read More »


Spring 2014 Earth Letter

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According to the most recent 2010 Census data, 81% of Americans live in urban areas. The vast majority of us live, work, play, and worship in cities. So why do we often overlook cities as part of “the environment” that we care about and want to protect? Starting in...Read More »


Winter 2013-2014

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What is your favorite place in God’s creation? That’s a hard question, isn’t it – there are so many choices, especially among our public lands. We are truly blessed in this country with wonderfully diverse lands held in the public trust. Wilderness connects us with our religious heritage, serving...Read More »


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