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Advocacy for All Creation

La RogativaWhat is Advocacy?

An advocate is defined as “one that pleads the cause of another.”  The Holy Spirit’s title in the New Testament is that of paraclete, often translated as advocate. As Christians, we are called to follow Christ’s example and plead the cause of those people, plants, and animals whose voices are not heard or well-represented in public policy decisions.

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Washington State 2012 Environmental Priorities

In Washington State, we are blessed with a strong coalition of conservation and faith leaders who join together to pick the top environmental priorities in our State Legislature each year. Choosing the top bills for everyone’s support is a hard job, but when the leadership of all these groups – including Earth Ministry! – settles on the final legislative package, you can rest assured that it is the right one.

This year's Environmental Priorities are:
  • Toxic Free Kids Act
  • Fulfill Our Clean Energy Initiative
  • Pollution-Free Prosperity

Learn more about this year's environmental priorities

Upcoming Washington State Advocacy Events

 

How does Earth Ministry Engage in Advocacy?

Washington State CapitolEarth Ministry engages the faith community in public policy advocacy for the environment. We focus on water, food, toxics, and climate and energy issues in Congress and the Washington State Legislature. Earth Ministry has strong partnerships with congregations, denominational public policy offices, religious organizations, and environmental groups in Washington and across the nation, and also hosts Washington Interfaith Power & Light, a program that organizes an interfaith religious response to climate change.

Specifically, Earth Ministry:

  • Advocacy in Action
    teaches advocacy skills to religious communities of all kinds
  • educates people of faith about current environmental issues and legislation (A Legislative Workshop is held every January)
  • empowers individuals to make their voice heard from a faith perspective on key issues
  • turns out large groups of people of faith to lobby days in Olympia, WA (Environmental Lobby Day and Faith Advocacy Day) and Washington, DC
  • organizes in-district meetings between religious leaders and elected officials
  • speaks at a multitude of public events on advocacy for all creation
  • uses the media to help spread the message and impact of faith-based creation care


Please join us and lift your voice up with ours in support of a healthy and vibrant creation for all to enjoy!  Contact Program & Outreach Director Jessie Dye if you would like to get involved.

Further Resources

Current and Past Endorsements of State Legislation

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Washington Interfaith Power & Light

IPL logo clearEarth Ministry’s Washington Interfaith Power & Light (WAIPL) project organizes an interfaith religious response to global warming. WAIPL is part of a national Interfaith Power & Light movement in 38 states.

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