The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it. Psalm 24:1
The Creation Justice programs of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon activate congregations seeking to improve their practices of environmental stewardship and environmental and ecological justice.
Our mission is to love God’s Creation through education, relationships and advocacy.
Education. We provide congregations with information to improve their practices of environmental stewardship and environmental and ecological justice by:
>> Making theological and eco-theological, scientific, public policy and practical skills educational materials available.
>> Delivering and sponsoring lectures, seminars and workshops.
Relationships. We help congregations build relationships to improve their practices of environmental stewardship and environmental and ecological justice by:
>> Establishing and maintaining regularly scheduled meetings of faith communities around the state.
>> Creating opportunities to share stories, build on successes, and learn about best practices.
>> Listening deeply and responding appropriately to local concerns.
Advocacy. We help congregations that are ready to engage in advocacy to improve their practices of environmental stewardship and environmental and ecological justice by:
>> Guiding and supporting advocacy and action in state and local decision-making processes.
>> Facilitating efforts to find and share a unified faith-based voice with state and local decision-makers.
Our current projects include Oregon Interfaith Power & Light.
News & Alerts
New film coming soon: "Our Voice, Our World, Our Future"
Often unrecognized as a serious social justice issue, climate change impacts the lives of the most impoverished and vulnerable people. A new film, “Our Voice, Our World, Our Future,” explores the effects of climate change on low-income communities in Portland, Ore. It will be available this fall.
Creation Justice Ministries statement in response to Acting Administrator Wheeler and the EPA’s decision to weaken common-sense health and climate protections, known as the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), which limit methane and other toxic pollutants from being released into the air (Sept. 11, 2018). Read statement.
Faith-based Environmental Organizations
Archdiocese of Portland Care for Creation
Catholic Climate Covenant
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life
Episcopal Ecological Network
Evangelical Environmental Network
Forum on Religion and Ecology
National Council of Churches, Web of Creation
National Religious Partnership for the Environment
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Environmental Justice Program
United Church of Christ Environmental Ministries
location 0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239
phone (503) 221-1054
fax (503) 223-7007
Britt Conroy, Director of Public Policy Advocacy and Oregon Interfaith Power & Light