Resources for Congregations

Religious Statements on Earth Care

PCUSA RESTORING CREATION POLICY

Our denomination's most comprehensive policy on care for creation. 

VARIOUS STATEMENTS OF FAITH

A collection (curated by Georgia Interfaith Power & Light) of statements on caring for the earth from a variety of religious traditions.

THE POPE’S ENCYCLICAL

The ground-breaking document calling on Catholics to love the earth.


Congregational Resources

PCUSA EARTH CARE CONGREGATIONS

The PCUSA mentors and certifies congregations that show significant commitment to environmental sustainability. 

PCUSA ECO JOURNEY BLOG

Follow this blog to receive regular updates on PCUSA policies and programs about caring for the earth.

UMC GOD’S RENEWED CREATION STUDY GUIDE

This lenten guide from the United Methodist Church is perfect for congregational use.

GEORGIA IPL ENERGY AUDITS

For congregations in Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light offers energy efficiency audits, as well as a grant program for implementing recommendations highlighted during these audits. We invite you to reach out to your state's Interfaith Power and Light to learn more about the resources and opportunities available in your region.


Partners in Climate Change Advocacy

PRESBYTERIAN HUNGER PROGRAM

Our denomination's home for earth-care resources and climate change advocacy.

OFFICE OF PUBLIC WITNESS

Our denomination's home for advocacy in Washington, DC.

CITIZENS' CLIMATE LOBBY

A bi-partisan effort to respond to climate change.


Resources from the Walk to Divest

In June 2018, more than two dozen people walked  from Louisville, KY (where the PCUSA is headquartered), to St. Louis, MO (where the 223rd General Assembly was meeting). 

 

The PC(USA) Walk for a Fossil Free World focused on three things:

  1. Calling on the PC(USA) to divest from fossil fuels.
  2. Learning about climate change and walking with front line communities already experiencing the effects of climate change.
  3. Minimizing our carbon footprint on the journey to General Assembly.

 

Every morning began with prayer and every evening ended with a teach-in and worship. In between, we walked 10 to 20  miles. 

 

You can watch the videos of each teach-in below.

 

June 2, 6pm ET

Dr. David Robinson, NJ State Climatologist

The science of climate change

(no video)

 

June 3, 6pm ET

Paoli Jammers and friends

Rural responses to environmental issues

VIDEO

 

June 4, 6pm ET

Dr. Theodore Hiebert, Professor of Old Testament and Dean of the Faculty at McCormick Theological Seminary

The Bible, ecology, and humanity

VIDEO

 

June 5, 7 pm ET

Poor People’s Campaign

Eco-justice

(no video)

 

June 6, 6:30pm ET

Camp Hanover staff and Jed and Jenny Koball, Mission Co-Workers in Peru

Environmental racism

VIDEO

 

June 7, 6pm CT

Peter Krull, CEO of Earth Equity Advisors

Investments and Divestments

VIDEO

 

June 8, 6pm CT

Abby Brockway

Fossil Fuels and Economy

VIDEO

 

June 9, 6pm CT

Iliana and Justina Anise, Ed Cake, Irene McIntosh

Surviving Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina

VIDEO

 

June 10, 6pm CT

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Food Systems and climate change

VIDEO

 

June 11, 7pm CT

Jose Colon and Abby Brockway

Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria, Civil disobedience in the time of climate change

VIDEO

 

June 12, 6pm CT

Rev. Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderator of the PCUSA (Co-Moderator’s participation does not indicate endorsement of a particular overture)

Worshipping together

VIDEO

 

June 13, 6pm CT

Dr. Ched Myers, Activist Theologian and Biblical Scholar

Exodus and climate change implications

VIDEO

 

June 14

Doreen Simmonds and Oluwatosin Omotayo Kolawole

Global perspectives on climate change impacts

VIDEO