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Faith Leaders Support Fracking Ban

CMEC_Letter_Image.jpgThe faith community has spoken! Nine (9) bishops, conference leaders and other denominational leaders signed this letter stating they demand a ban on fracking. Our faith reminds us that we are a Creation that grows and flourishes together as one interconnected web of life. No human, plant, or animal is less rightfully a part of that web of life than another. And yet the practice of fracking leaves a few burdened with environmental pollution and health risks – an imbalance in this web of life. Click HERE to read their letter.

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A Light In the Darkness

A light in the darkness.

Mother Theresa will be canonized next September and clearly she was a light in the darkness. Malala Yousafzai is a light in the darkness in her unending fight for the educational rights of girls. Here in Baltimore, Destiny Watford, the high schooler fighting the permit for a trash incinerator in her neighborhood, is a light in the darkness.

Ever since San Bernadino, the hateful rhetoric in our country has escalated. It can seem very dark these days. Regardless of your religion and whether you are celebrating Christmas this week or not, you crave a light in this darkness. 

But let me tell you...there is much light already piercing through this darkness.

  • 10,901 trees have been planted by Maryland congregations
  • 17 Anne Arundel County congregations are installing stormwater improvement projects with the help of Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Watershed Stewards Academy . . . Read MORE 2015 IPC Highlights
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"All It Takes Is One Good Person to Restore Hope!"

Oppressing our Neighbors Less

What are You Thirsty for?

A Climate for Runoff

Churches and Stormwater

Take Action Now!

Your Elected Officials Need to Hear from Faithful Voices

Check out our Advocacy Page HERE

Learn about Environmental Priorities

Where You Can Make a Difference

There is an immediate call to action on the Ban on Styrofoam:

  • we need you and fellow congregants to call your representatives
  • we have a template letter up on the website for you to use for your phone script or to send to your representative
  • the Lobby Day for the foam ban is in February 8th and you can join us by RSVPing HERE -- we will help you set up meetings with your representative so that you can tell them you support this bill

 

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Annapolis

“We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” --Winston Churchill, 1943

By Dick Williams, LEED AP BD+C, Episcopal

Starting my work career back in the late 1970s, I recall inoperable windows becoming commonplace in many buildings. They were a symbol of the times—outdoor air becoming dirtier by the decade. And, in urban areas, I believe, they reflected fear that emerged from the riots of the late 1960s. Today, with the effects of environmental degradation well documented, comes the question of how we begin a reset through environmental stewardship. What do our existing buildings say about us and how do we build new or renovate?

Environmental stewardship, for me, is a part of my Christian witness. Increasingly I’ve come to realize that it’s my calling to help protect and restore God’s Creation—for all of us. So to be able to live my business life as a sustainable design consultant who assists in the delivery of “healthy” LEED-certified buildings is indeed a blessing.

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Inspiration from St. Camillus Catholic Church

St. Mary's Annapolis

Chizuk Amuno Congregation

St. John the Baptist, Silver Spring

Maryland Presbyterian Church

 

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