Earth & Climate

#Walk2Divest Video Call

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Calling all Walkers (and people who want to learn more)!

This video meeting will give you a chance to meet other walkers, get updates about the route and transportation logistics, get some fundraising tips, and ask any other questions you may have. It will be recorded, so if you can't attend in person, we will send out the recording within a day or two. Please plan to join us if you're able.

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Worship Resources for Earth Day 2018

The planning team of the PCUSA Walk for a Fossil Free World has prepared the resources below (see PDF link) for Earth Day services. Please feel free to use these resources as-is, adapt them, or select parts (if credit is listed in our resource, please be sure to credit the creator in your bulletin as well). We hope that you’ll also participate in the Earth Day Campaign for a Fossil Free World that launches on Earth Day, April 22. The Minute for Mission talks a bit more about this campaign, and the goals are twofold:

What's NEXT? - This is a crucial moment for people of faith to take action to prevent gun violence

The NEXT Church Conference in Baltimore was three days full of creative worship, inspiring ministries, and faithful people who want to see the Church thrive and grow into who we are called to be in the 21st Century.

Members of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Activist Council were there leading workshops, learning, meeting other engaged Presbyterians, and talking about how PPF is actively living out the Church’s call to be hopeful and creative peacemakers in an often-violent world.

Info Session about PCUSA Walk for a Fossil Free World

Thursday, March 1, 2018

What is the PCUSA Walk for a Fossil Free World? Where does it start and end? When? Where are we sleeping? Why is this happening? Will there be worship? What if I can't walk but I want to be a part of it?

Walking to Pray for Creation this Lent

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

When I heard those words yesterday, they reminded me not only of the finitude of my own life, but also of the fragility of all life and Creation—of the fragility and interconnectedness. It’s not something we usually take time to pause and ponder in our culture: each of us will die and return to the Earth and the Creator from which we come.

Presbyterians And Allies To Walk 260 Miles to PC(USA) General Assembly to Ask for Church Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Participants in the PCUSA Walk for A Fossil Free World will travel by foot from Louisville, Kentucky, the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church (USA), to St. Louis, Missouri, the location of the PC(USA)’s 223rd General Assembly. The journey of 260 miles will take from June 1 to 16, 2018.

PCUSA Walk for a Fossil Free World

Friday, June 1, 2018 to Saturday, June 16, 2018

PCUSA Walk for a Fossil Free World

It’s time for the denomination to put its money where it’s faith is. The PC(USA) must join the divestment movement that has already taken trillions of dollars out of the fossil fuel industry.

PPF Is A Tree: A Silly Analogy for Crucial Work of the Activist Council

Our commitment to nonviolence calls us to grow our roots deeper into anti-racism work and continue to grow our branches in the world. Each time the Activist Council gathers, as we did the last weekend of December, we do this work together.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Fossil Free PCUSA Now A Project of PPF

Fossil Free PC(USA) and Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) are pleased to announce a formal partnership in recognition of the crucial link between environmental justice and peacemaking. FFPCUSA will now operate as a project within PPF.

Presbytery Passes Fossil Fuel Divestment Overture

Hudson River Presbytery on Jusy 25 unanimously passed the overture for the PC(USA) to divest from fossil fuels, becoming the first presbytery to do so and starting the road to General Assembly. 

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