This historic moment provides Christian communities with a powerful opportunity to bear witness to the sacredness of God’s creation and the urgent call to preserve it. This is our chance to be the church.
A new and engaged community was formed at the 4th Annual Environmental Justice For All! Retreat, which took place at Silver Lake Conference Center this past weekend.
Tyra DeBoise, a three-time alum of the Conference's Environmental Justice For All! Retreat, and UCC Envirornmental Justice Center Director Pam Arifian, spoke at a press conference this week with Senator Chris Murphy, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and other labor, religious and environmental allies of the CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs.
The national officers of the United Church of Christ and The Council of Conference Ministers last week issued a statement in response to the March 28 executive order that undoes the past administration's climate policies, revives the fossil fuel industry, cuts the EPA's budget and eliminates many climate research programs.
The following letter was issued by the leaders of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.
"I felt at peace and closer to God," reported one teen about her experience at the Environmental Justice For All! Retreat, held at Silver Lake the first weekend in June.