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Central to the Bible is the Call to Action

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The call to love is not passive; it requires action.  Caring for God's gift of creation is an act which fulfills the commandment to love.  As we care for creation, we care for ourselves and our neighbors because we are all dependent on the environment for our health and livelihood.

"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Matthew 22:37-39. 

How to Take Action

We have the power to take action at the individual, community, and systemic levels.  We can change light bulbs, conserve water, drive less and reduce waste in our personal lives.  We can work within our faith communities to encourage communal commitments to sustainability and green our churches.

However, one bad policy decision can wipe out the gain made by thousands of people's faithful actions.  Therefore, it is important to make both individual and congregational lifestyle changes and to work for sound environmental policies in our local, state, and national governments.  Like a three-legged stool, each approach to action is important -- and Earth Ministry provides resources for all of them to help you get started.

Sustainable Lifestyle Choices

Green Your Congregation

Advocacy for All Creation

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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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