Earth & Climate

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?

If you have any of these questions (and any others!) join us for a webinar on March 1 to learn more and ask all your questions and tell us why you're interested in this two-week walk. We don't promise to have all the answers (we're still planning some elements of the walk), but we'll follow up with the answers as soon as we have them.

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. 

Why We Chose the Board of Pensions’ Fossil Free Investment Option

[By Laurie Fisher, Fossil Free PCUSA Steering Committee member] When we became aware that CO2 emissions are causing our planet to warm at an alarming rate, we did not want to benefit financially from this attack on God’s good creation...

The Creation Justice Work Group of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Needs your Help

We would like you to approach your Synod, Presbytery and Congregation and ask them to divest from Fossil Fuels.  This seems to us a next step because, as the rationale to the Synod of the Northeast’s divestment overture (which passed last fall) said:  

With or Without Paris Accord, It's Up to Each of Us to Resist Climate Change

Trump's move to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement was perhaps not surprisingly, but certainly disappointing for many. The "America First" rhetoric used in defending this decision selfishly ignores the fact that we share one atmosphere and one interconnected water system with the entire world. "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris," stated Trump in his announcement of the withdrawal-- to which the mayor of Pittsburgh quickly responded by promising to participate in the Paris accord anyway, along with the mayors of over 180 other U.S. cities.

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