Rebecca Barnes

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Celebrating 5 Years of Earth Care Congregations

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This summer, 2014, marks the 5th year of certification for 14 of PC(USA)’s certified Earth Care Congregations. For five years, these churches have been growing ever deeper in their ministry and witness and for five years, the PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation continues to grow nationally. At 139 congregations as of


Communion and Climate Change

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This week’s mini-series is a collaborative effort with Ecclesio. Check out these and other articles at In our time of climate change, what does it mean to gather at the Table? Can our thanksgiving and intercession, our taking, blessing, breaking, and sharing bread, shape our response to the entire

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Glimpses of Environmental Justice

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Brief interviews on the relationship between environmental justice and issues like the Keystone XL Pipeline, a U.S. based smelter in Peru (a protest of which is pictured above), the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline, fracking, and destruction along the coast of Louisiana. By Rebecca Barnes-Davies, Associate for Environmental Ministries (PCUSA), with Leslie Woods,

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Mining Appalachia: The Lives of Women

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The Central Appalachian Women’s Tribunal on Climate Justice in Charleston, West Virginia: Reflections and Women’s Stories about Mountaintop Removal By Rebecca Barnes-Davies, PC(USA) Associate for Environmental Ministries   The Central Appalachian Women’s Tribunal on Climate Justice on May 10, 2012, was a powerful and meaningful event of local women lifting