Environmental Justice

This page was originally created to share information from the 2014 Fall Association Meeting, and the presentations on environmental justice.  The content will be maintained periodically to share up-to-date resources on a variety of eco-justice topics.

Please follow this link to the materials presented at the meeting.

Please follow this link to the local congregations who have active environmental justice ministries.

UCC Links

UCC Environmental Justice: Green Justice Congregations
The Green Justice Congregations is a challenge from the National Setting of the United Church of Christ to “transformation of our hearts and minds to see God’s creation in new ways that lead to living in new ways.”

UCC Center for Environmental Justice
The UCC Center for Environmental Justice is a program where participants can come from all over the U.S. – and particularly in the northwest U.S. – and be immersed in a justice-centered response to climate change and environmental equity.

Ecumenical Links

Interfaith Power and Light
The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. This campaign intends to protect the earth’s ecosystems, safeguard the health of all Creation, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all.

Visit the regional chapter that works with the Metro-DC area at:
Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light

Creation Justice Ministries
Part of the National Council of Churches’ eco-justice legacy, CJM represents the creation care and environmental justice policies of major Christian denominations throughout the United States working in cooperation with 37 national faith bodies including Protestant denominations and Orthodox communions as well as regional faith groups, and congregants to protect and restore God’s Creation.

World Council of Churches
Care for creation and justice are at the centre of WCC work on climate change. The Bible teaches the wholeness of creation and calls human beings to take care of the garden of Eden (Gen 2:15). The God of the Bible is a God of justice who protects, loves and cares for the most vulnerable among his creatures.