PRESBYTERIANS FOR EARTH CARE AND PC(USA)’s
226th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

June 25 – July 4, 2024
Salt Lake City, Utah

The two overtures supported by Presbyterians for Earth Care are now posted on the PCUSA Biz-link website with direct links to Overture 02 on removal of investments in and subsidies for fossil fuels and Overture 03 on becoming free from plastic pollution. Overture 01  Adoption of the Sustainable Peace Pledge declares “Sustainable peace entails the physical, material, psychological, cultural/religious, and ecological well-being of all peoples. We declare our organizational intention to pursue sustainable peace in our work and our lives”

UPDATES:
Overture 02: On Removal of Investments In and Subsidies for Fossil Fuels

Sponsor: Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley
Concurrence: Presbytery of the Highlands of NJ, Presbytery of New York City, National Capital Presbytery, Northwest Coast Presbytery, Boston Presbytery

Overture 03: On Becoming Free from Plastic Pollution
Sponsor: Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley
Concurrence: Presbytery of the Highlands of NJ, Presbytery of New York City, Presbytery of Arkansas, National Capital Presbytery, Northwest Coast Presbytery, The Cascades Presbytery

Overture 01: Adoption of the Sustainable Peace Pledge
Sponsor: Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery
Concurrence: Arkansas Presbytery, Boston Presbytery, Twin Cities Area Presbytery, Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery

PROMOTIONAL & EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION:
A Conversation on Overtures about Fossil Fuels, Climate Crisis and Plastic Pollution hosted by the Susquehanna Valley Presbytery – presentation recording

On Becoming Free from Plastic Pollution – slide presentation

Removal of Investments in and Subsidies for Fossil Fuels – slide presentation

Draft Transmittal Letter from Your Church to Presbytery with Overture(s) 

Why we all need to act now to counter the climate crisis (these overtures will help the church help our planet), listen to this talk by a world renowned scientist (and Presbyterian!)
Carbon Is Changing Our Planet with Dr. Jeffrey Reimer
Slide Presentation