PEC is a member-based, grassroots, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operating alongside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and also in ecumenical circles.
PEC is directed by a Steering Committee that includes a Moderator, Vice Moderator, and Treasurer and six Regional Representatives. PEC also contracts with a part-time coordinator to handle administrative duties.
Presbyterians for Earth Care (PEC), formerly Presbyterians for Restoring Creation, is a nationwide network that cares for God’s Creation by:
- Connecting with God and others through biblical and theological reflection, study, and experiencing God in Creation;
- Equipping members with news and effective tools and resources;
- Inspiring members through conferences on timely eco-justice issues and Creation-honoring worship.
How it began…
In 1990, the 202nd General Assembly adopted – by a resounding 97% majority – the policy report called Restoring Creation for Ecology and Justice, calling Presbyterians to focus on caring for creation as a central concern, “to be incorporated into the life and mission of the church at every level.”
Five years later, a number of Presbyterians, restless to see the policy enacted in the national church, founded Presbyterians for Restoring Creation, a national, grassroots organization to support people of faith working towards “environmental wholeness with social justice.” For over fifteen years, PEC has helped the church to fulfill its current environmental policies, to create new environmentally responsible policies and practices, and to equip and educate Presbyterians about earth care ministry.
Honoring this great heritage, the leaders and members have responded to the growing national awareness of global climate change with a renewed vision, a new name and a timely mission. PEC has stepped up its capacity to connect and equip the environmental movement in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) through a new website, database, social networking sites and a new coordinator.
“But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you.”- NRS Job 12:7