Environment

Call to Action: Global Climate Strike Week

9/9/2019

Links: Global Climate Strike Website Find an Event Near You Let Us Know How Your Church is Participating List of Southern New England UCC Events   The following Call to Action was sent to churches and clergy on Sept. 9, 2019: Call to Action: Global Climate Strike Week, Sept. 20-27 Together, we will sound the alarm and show our ...


Madison Offers Plastic Bag Buy-Back

7/17/2019

Madison church offers to trade reusable bags for single-use plastic bags that can be re-purposed as sleeping mats.


Siladi and Arifian Discuss Impacts of Climate Change

1/17/2019

Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi and Pam Arifian, the Director of the Northeast Environmental Justice Center at Silver Lake Conference Center, held a live video conversation on January 11 to talk about the impacts of climate change and how it shapes the work of the church today and in the future.   The conversation began with ...


UCC, Episcopal Leaders Issue Statement: An Opportunity for Which the Church Was Born

6/2/2017

This historic moment provides Christian communities with a powerful opportunity to bear witness to the sacredness of God’s creation and the urgent call to preserve it. This is our chance to be the church.


Empowering Youth in Environmental Justice

5/24/2017

A new and engaged community was formed at the 4th Annual Environmental Justice For All! Retreat, which took place at Silver Lake Conference Center this past weekend.


Environmental Justice Retreat Alum, Director, Speak at Press Conference

4/20/2017

Tyra DeBoise, a three-time alum of the Conference's Environmental Justice For All! Retreat, and UCC Envirornmental Justice Center Director Pam Arifian, spoke at a press conference this week with Senator Chris Murphy, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and other labor, religious and environmental allies of the CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs.


UCC Leaders Issue Statement on Administration's Climate Actions

3/29/2017

The national officers of the United Church of Christ and The Council of Conference Ministers last week issued a statement in response to the March 28 executive order that undoes the past administration's climate policies, revives the fossil fuel industry, cuts the EPA's budget and eliminates many climate research programs.


Bring the Water of Relief and of Justice to Flint

1/21/2016

The following letter was issued by the leaders of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.


Youth of Color Explore Environmental Justice & Faith at Camp

6/11/2014

"I felt at peace and closer to God," reported one teen about her experience at the Environmental Justice For All! Retreat, held at Silver Lake the first weekend in June.


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