"So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead." - NRS James 2:17
"To see the world through the eyes of Christ as we are called to do, we must acknowledge, understand and accept responsibility for our connectedness to each other in the human family. Decisions of public policy have an effect for good or ill on our brothers and sisters. Politics is the business of structuring how we behave in out life together. It is the inevitable means by which we as individuals and as groups love our neighbors."
From How Should Christians Be Involved in the Public Area: A Study Guide for Presbyterian Congregations, by Elaine Saum, Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.
PEC engages in advocacy in several ways. As an organization we sign petitions, endorse campaigns and write letters to decision-makers. We also encourage and support members to engage in the public policy advocacy. In addition, PEC helps to draft overtures for General Assembly and informs membership of how they can be involved in supporting and developing resolutions and actions at the presbytery level. PEC’s Advocacy Team helps to guide the organization's advocacy efforts and develops action alerts and resources to help Presbyterians be faithful advocates for God’s creation and God’s people.
Read PEC NE regional representative and author, Rev. John Preston's new article on Presbyterian perspectives on environmental advocacy: Social Policy Advocacy from a Presbyterian Earth Care Perspective
Overture for new Presbyterian environmental policies: If you would like to see the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) take new stands on environmental concerns, talk with your church session and presbytery. Feel free to consult PEC for help in the process.
Interfaith Power and Light
National Council of Churches: Eco-Justice Program
World Council of Churches, Climate Program
Ecumenical Water Network
Faith and Public Life
Bread for the World
National Religious Coalition on Creation Care
Presbyterian Eco-Justice E-mail