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environmental justice

Part 1: Environmental Justice and Native Peoples – A Conversation with Doreen Simmonds

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Lee:                                                       Doreen please introduce yourself and tell us about yourself and what kind of work you’re doing, just so we can get to know you a little bit. Doreen:                                                 Uvafa Nutaaq, Utqiabvigmiu. Aapaga Samuel Simmonds, aakaga Martha Afupqana Simmonds, suli Hester Tugli Simmonds. Translation: My name is Nutaaq,

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Appalachia: A National Sacrifice Zone

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The words “national sacrifice zone” don’t strike me as a way we, as Christians and stewards of God’s Creation, should be characterizing a region of our country. However, in our ecological and social sin, we have tolerated the development of sacrifice zones: places permanently damaged by environmental destruction or economic

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Prepare to Celebrate Earth Day Sunday

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Editor’s Note: The theme of Creation Justice Ministries’ 2018 Earth Day Sunday resource, Sense of Place, dovetails excellently with the Ecumenical Advocacy Days theme for this upcoming weekend: “A World Uprooted”. It is becoming increasingly apparent that creation justice has major human stakes, as well as environmental ones. Next week,

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Keeping Our Lamps Burning

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Faith in a Time of Climate Peril Within a song or hymn, one can often find insights into how to cope with setbacks and hardships. The old African-American spiritual “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” presents a dim reality: a “darker midnight lies before us, for the time is drawing

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To Dust You Shall Return

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Climate Change and Christian Faith This week’s mini-series is a collaborative effort with Ecclesio. Check out these and other articles at www.ecclesio.com. Unbinding Creation: Children of Dust, Children of God, Ginna Bairby Climate change is a reality that simply cannot be denied any longer. 97% of scientists agree that the

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