Can Religion Save the Bay?

Michael Fincham at the University of Maryland Extension Office - Maryland Sea Grant conducted a series of interviews with staff and board members of Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake and put together three wonderful feature stories about the faith community's work in the Chesapeake Watershed. We are proud to play an integral role in this growing movement. 

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Holy Waters in Bay Weekly

Check out this great article about our RiverWise friends in the Bay Weekly. Click here for full article.

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Faith Community Unites on Environment

People of faith in Maryland are working past differences to be good caretakers of Earth. Check out IPC's Jodi Rose's opinion piece published in Delmarva Now here.


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Plastic Bag "Fast" Latest in a More Modern Take on Lent

What are you working on this Lent? Consider your plastics footprint. We're thrilled that the Balto Sun is highlighting the plastic bag fast! See the full article at:

If you support this legislation, call your MD representatives ASAP! Visit for a calling script and how to find your legislator.

A phone call is worth 50 emails.

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Restoring the Bay One Tree at a Time

Maryland congregations have planted over 10,000 trees on their grounds. When asked the question "Will there be clean water for tomorrow's children?" Maryland congregations are working to answer that with "Yes!" Read the article here. 

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There is a Spiritual Element to Where We Live

Check out this article in the Salisbury Independent where IPC's friend Al Todd from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay reflects on the spiritual side of environmentalism:

What does “spiritual” mean to you?

While “spiritual” often refers to religious beliefs, it also commonly describes a variety of very personal experiences, thoughts and emotional responses to the world around us. Anyone who loves nature — religious or not — also knows the feeling of connection with the natural world that goes beyond the physical place he or she is in.

Why is it so hard for a photograph to really capture that amazing sunset, vista or waterfall? It’s because there is a linkage with nature that connects us to more than just being present. . . . Read the rest HERE.

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RiverWise Steward and Project in the News

RiverWise Steward Kirvin Bonner and Payne Memorial AME Church are featured in this article in the Capital Gazette. See the full article HERE. 

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Faith Leaders Meet with Senator Cardin to Discuss the Bay

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Course Offered at Lancaster Seminary

IPC Trustee Mary Gaut offered a week-long course in July 2015 at Lancaster Seminary in Pennsylvania, entitled "Beyond Recycling:The Church and the Moral Urgency of Creating an Environmentally Sustainable Future."

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Letter to the Editor

"In rush to cut taxes and fees, lawmakers are sacrificing long-term environmental sustainability"

IPC Board Member Rev. Mary Gaut's Letter to the Editor is published in the Baltimore Sun. 

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