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EPPN LENTEN SERIES: Good Neighbors, Good Stewards

April 6, 2017

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”  –Luke 10:29 This Lent, I traveled to Haiti to investigate the impacts of climate change on Haiti’s agricultural sector. My colleagues and I traversed the snaking highways of central and southern Haiti, cutting through rugged peaks, lush fields, and rural towns. […]

EPPN LENTEN SERIES: For the Human Family

March 30, 2017

“And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” -Matthew 10:7 For the Human Family, The Book of Common Prayer O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down […]

Act on Climate: March on Washington

March 29, 2017

President Trump recently released an executive order that rolled back critical government policies curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Through this action, the Trump Administration limits the ability of the U.S. to confront and address our changing climate and to preserve our clean air and water. His Executive Order fails to protect the American people of today–and generations to […]

Chair of HAWG’s Climate Change Committee reflects on recent Haiti trip

March 24, 2017

In January 2017, the HAWG organized a series of meetings for Haitian civil society and government leaders with U.S. and multilateral policymakers to discuss strengthening Haiti’s applications for climate finance and environmental assistance. Following this week of meetings, the Haitian Minister for the Environment invited members of the HAWG to travel to Haiti and view […]

EPPN LENTEN SERIES: The Greatest Commandment is Never Easy

March 23, 2017

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang […]

EPPN LENTEN SERIES: All are Created Equal

March 16, 2017

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. 1 Corinthians 3: 16-17(NRSV) Last week many of us joined together to commemorate International Women’s Day. Some of us […]


March 9, 2017

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house…” Isaiah 58: 6-7 (NRSV) I […]

EPPN LENTEN SERIES: Care of Creation, Evangelism, and Reconciliation

March 1, 2017

“Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” -Proverbs 31: 8-9  “Be merciful as your Father in heaven is merciful.” -Luke 6:36 Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent, and as Christians, we will spend […]

Meet with Members of Congress in Your District This Week

February 20, 2017

Attend a meeting or town hall with your members of Congress this week. Face-to-face interactions with your members of Congress are more effective than any other form of advocacy. This week, this engagement is even easier, as Congress is on recess and most members are traveling back to their districts. In-person meetings demonstrate the personal interest […]

Urgent Standing Rock Update: Act Now!

February 9, 2017

Urgent Standing Rock Update: Act Now! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their intention to issue a permit for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe–a route that would jeopardize the drinking water and desecrate the sacred burial grounds of the Standing Rock Sioux–as soon as tomorrow. The Army Corps also stated that […]

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