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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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 »
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 »
As people of faith, we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves. Yet in this country and around the world, the impacts of pollution and environmental degradation fall disproportionately on the shoulders of our brothers and sisters in communities of color. In this issue of Earth Letter, we...Read More »
We are surrounded by a magnificent diversity of life. From the smallest bacteria to a massive maple tree, from sea gulls to snakes, from raccoons to our family pets, and including even our neighbors, the variety of God’s creation is truly stunning. There are many lessons we can take...Read More »
In this issue of Earth Letter, we explore the concept of Sabbath — taking time out of our hectic days to rest, reflect, and be open to a presence greater than ourselves. The concept of Sabbath is one that is honored across the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and...Read More »