PSR Alum Article Feature for UUC’s New Environmental Initiative

April 5, 2013

Meighan Pritchard's (MDiv 2010) article is featured for the launch of the UCC’s new environmental initiative. Below is an excerpt from the article Mission 4/1 Earth and the Call to Earth Care:

"This week marks the launch of a denomination-wide campaign called Mission 4/1 Earth. From April 1 (Easter Monday) through May 19 (Pentecost), congregations are encouraged to contribute time and energy toward three goals:

  • 1 million hours of earth care,
  • 100,000 trees planted all over the world, and
  • 100,000 earth-care advocacy letters written to elected officials and news media.

Almost since the inception of the UCC in 1957, there have been General Synod (GS) resolutions concerning environmental issues, e.g., nuclear testing (1963), energy development (1977), Christian life style and ecology (1975), and many more. This year General Synod participants will consider resolutions on carbon-neutral church buildings, mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia, and divestment from fossil-fuel companies."