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Environmental Justice Mission Group

Mission Statement


“The Earth is the Lord’s and all that it is in it”. The UCC has proclaimed three Great Loves as our mission: Love of Neighbor, Love of Children and Love of Creation. We, the Environmental Justice Mission Group of the New Hampshire Conference UCC, commit to acting on our Love of Creation through Earth care, education, advocacy and activism to implement the biblical principals of taking only what we need, healing the harm we do to the Earth, and keeping the Earth in repair for the future.


 

Resolutions:


Resolution of Witness Free from Plastic Pollution

(Being brought forth for consideration at the NHCUCC Annual Meeting on October 15, 2022)


Right of Nature Resolution

(as Declared by the UCC General Synod 33 in July of 2021)


A Resolution of Christian Witness on the Rights of Nature

(Adopted by the gathering body of the New Hampshire Conference at Annual Meeting, October 17, 2020)


Resolution on Creation Care 2017

(Adopted by the gathering body of the New Hampshire Conference at the Annual Meeting, October 21, 2017.)


New England Environmental Justice Youth+ Summit:

Coming This November:




Every 2 years, the Environmental Justice Mission Group hosts a web-based symposium called the New England Environmental Justice Youth+ Summit. Check it out!





Archive:

Check out our archive of events and recorded events:



Climate Change Resources for NH:


Climate Nexus – climate impacts in NH


Climate Nexus - How to communicate about Climate Change


NH Climate and Energy Profile, Georgetown Climate Center



Recommended Reading / Resources

  • This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

  • Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

  • Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert

  • Blessed are the Consumers: Climate Change and Restraint by Sallie McFague

  • Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change by Jim Antal

  • Drawdown, the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawken

  • Earth Honoring Faith by Larry Rasmussen

  • Eco-faith, Creating and Sustaining Green Congregations by Charlene Hosenfeld

  • Ecology at the Heart of Faith: The Change of Heart that Leads to a New Way of Living on Earth by Denis Edwards

  • Eco-Spirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth by Laurel Kearns and Catherine Keller

  • God is Green: An Eco-Spirituality of Incarnate Compassion by Robert Shore-Goss

  • Original Instructions, Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future edited by Melissa K. Nelson

  • Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth, The Golden Sufi by Joanna Macy, Thich Nhat Hanh and Wendell Berry 

  • The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si' On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis

  • The Lost Gospel of Earth by Tom Hayden

  • The New Cosmic Story by John Haught

  • Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

  • Cathedral on Fire by Brooks Berndt



Related Websites

These external links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; The New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ (NHCUCC) bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of any external site or for that of subsequent links.








Upcoming Events

November 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Environmental Justice Youth+ Summit

Zoom : To Be Provided

There are currently no upcoming events. 

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