Forming faithful stewards, caring for sacred waters

One Water Partnership has taken off!

Over 30 congregations in the Jones Falls watershed in Baltimore City/County have committed to taking action to improve the health of their community. Check out this article that appears in the Bay Journal featuring Chizuk Amuno's work and this Baltimore Sun article about Govan's Presbyterian Church's recent groundbreaking.

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Being More than Good Stewards - Leading, Too

Thank you Rev. Canon Patrick A. Collins, Canon to the Ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Easton for this great Letter to the Editor urging us all to do more than simply be good stewards of God's Creation. We must LEAD others, too. Read Rev. Collins' Letter to the Editor HERE.

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Letting Your Light Shine

All_Saints_Luteran_pollinator_garden.jpgIn the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. -- Matthew 5:16

This passage jumped into my mind the first time I visited All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie, Maryland. As I drove into their parking lot I was immediately struck by the number of trees planted and preserved on their grounds.  In addition, right at the entrance to the church, is an impressive pollinator garden. All around are signs that the congregation is aware of the need for God's people to be good stewards of the environment.

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A Light In the Darkness

"All It Takes Is One Good Person to Restore Hope!"

Oppressing our Neighbors Less

What are You Thirsty for?

A Climate for Runoff

Internship Opportunity: Calling the Young and Faithful

IPC is working with the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) to help reach young adults, ages 18-25, to apply to be Chesapeake Conservation Corps interns. These full-time paid internships will place applicants at host organizations that focus on improving the environment.

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Put Your Green Dreams into Action

Up to $5,000 Available for Congregations Education, Green Infrastructure & More

IPC is partnering with the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) to help congregations learn about their Community Engagement Mini Grant program through webinars and a workshop.

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A Birthday Gift to be Treasured

JugBayforJulie-2-3.jpgOn the evening of September 20th, the Jewish community will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the start of the year 5778 on the Hebrew calendar. Rosh Hashanah is both the beginning of a period of introspection culminating in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, as well as a celebration of the birth of the world. Inspired by that thought, some twenty members of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland recently undertook an eco-service mission at the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary on the Patuxent River south of Annapolis. At a time when Jews reflect on the birth of the world -- this amazing gift from our Creator -- it is fitting to remember our time out on Jug Bay and the ecological wonder that it is.

 

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Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant, Baltimore

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Annapolis

Inspiration from St. Camillus Catholic Church

St. Mary's Annapolis

Chizuk Amuno Congregation

 

ON AIR: IPC in the Media

Living Questions: Faith-Inspired Environmentalism. Listen HERE as IPC's Executive Director Jodi Rose, Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin and Emmalee June Aman discuss the role faith plays in motivating environmental activists and what religious scriptures and faith leaders say about humankind's responsibility in caring for Creation. The discussion was originally aired June 7, 2017 on WYPR 88.1FM.

On March 29, 2017, Jodi appeared on The Green & Sexy Radio ShowListen to the conversation HERE.