Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance is a guide from Blessed Tomorrow that chronicles the impacts of climate change on American’s health and psychological well-being. It is intended to further inform and empower health and medical professionals, community leaders, and the public. To download the guide or watch the webinar click here.
This is a press release stating why these women faith leaders are calling for better oversight of chemicals in cosmetics and what they believe should be done. Chloe Schwabe, environmental health program manager at the National Council of Churches, said “Scripture tells us that we were made in God’s image. Yet when we use personal care products such as lotion, deodorant, and body wash we apply an average of 100 chemicals on our body daily which are linked to chronic disease, cancer, and reproductive harm. In order to protect God’s handiwork, we must reform the 1938 Cosmetics law so that the FDA can guarantee the safety of everyday cosmetics.” To read this entire press release, click here.
Environmental Health and Toxins Initiative is a campaign from Creation Justice Ministries. It focuses on providing education and advocacy opportunities for people of faith on environmental health issues. To learn more about this campaign, click here.
Creation Justice Ministries has created a resource page for making your home and church less toxic. It offers ideas for individuals to make changes on a personal level and ideas for youth groups and congregations to make changes in their church. To read the entire document, click here.
New Community Project’s Sustainable Living Centers are located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Starksboro, Vermont. They are meant to put the groups principles into practice by teaching energy efficiency, eco-building principles, and sustainable transportation to visitors and workers. They also use these buildings to work on their Undoing Global Warming Campaign. To read more on the work that is done at these living centers, click here.
The Evangelical Environmental Network has made a video and corresponding statement about the impacts of mercury on the unborn. Evangelical Christian’s believe that all human life is sacred and every person is of equal value, and therefore is worthy of protection. This protection includes mercury poisoning which has become a problem because of power plants and the pollution they cause. To watch this video and read the statement from evangelical leaders, click here.
Witness to Climate Change is a video produced by the Evangelical Environmental Network that shows how climate change is impacting the country of Malawi. It shows how almost every Malawian is affected by climate change in some way and why this should impact us in America as well . To watch this video, click here.
The Evangelical Environmental Network believes that pollution harms the unborn, causing a lifetime of damage. Because dirty air and water can seriously impact the health of children and other vulnerable populations, the EEN has created the Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign. To sign this petition and support clean energy, click here.
The Healthy Kids, Healthy Churches, Healthy Creation is a downloadable guide from Creation Justice Ministries. It seeks to provide Christian congregations and faith groups with an easy-to-use guide for initiating conversations in their communities about environmental health and how our consumer choices such as food, building materials, and personal care products impact human health and Creation. Click here to download the guide.
Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has welcomed more than 379,000 refugees to the United Stated. They believe their work to be driven by God’s love for all people and a vision for congregations to be welcoming and generous centers for mission and ministry. Their work includes responding to people caught in conflict and facing persecution, advocating for their needs and interests, helping people access resources for basic human needs, working with foster care programs for minors, legal assistance, developing new and innovative service programs and partnerships, and much more. To read more on this program, click here.