For over 15 years, IREJN has striven to fulfill its mission of empowering religious communities in Connecticut to be faithful stewards of the Earth. Although we have made some progress, there is so very much more to be done, and changes that need to be made that can only happen with people of faith working […]
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, over 200,000 people marched in the People’s Climate March in Washington D.C. Despite sweltering heat, spirits were high during the March, which began at the Capitol and ended at the White House. Click here to see pictures from IREJN members who marched!
Join us for our First IREJN Earthkeeper Luncheon on Friday, May 26 from 12:00 – 1:30 at the Pond House Cafe in West Hartford, featuring Deacon Art Miller as our keynote speaker. It will be a great opportunity to network and connect with other like-minded people, while enjoying a delicious lunch!
The Connecticut Airport Authority plans to remove 40 acres of mature trees along the CT River that they consider obstructions. After considerable public outcry, they are holding Public Information Sessions throughout the proposed affected areas. Please click here to find out more about the dates and locations of the hearings. Please join us and raise your voice!
Saturday, April 29 is the 100th day of the Trump presidency. On that day, we will gather and march in Washington D.C. in support of climate, jobs, and justice. We will march with the following goals: Advance solutions to the climate crisis [that are] rooted in racial, social and economic justice and committed to protecting […]
Our corner of Creation, one of the smallest and most densely populated states, is on a path for permanent contamination. Current state law mandates that DEEP submit regulations for review, as early as this summer, regarding fracking waste brought to CT from other states. Thousands of spills have occurred when moving and transferring this waste. Regulations will not keep CT safe. Read more to hear what one CT couple is doing to ban fracking waste.
Last March 31, Father Sam Fuller, a friend, colleague and activist on behalf of God’s creation and all people and board member of IREJN, participated in a one day conference, Opportunities to Raise Public Awareness about Climate Change and the Need for Action, convened by the NYC Bar Association held at their headquarters in downtown Manhattan. Sam was invited to serve on a panel to discuss the implications of the Papal Encyclical, issued in June, 2015. Read more and download the full report.
The President-Elect has nominated Scott Pruitt, who is not only a climate denier, but is also currently involved in a lawsuit AGAINST the EPA, the very agency he is supposed to lead. This is a truly terrible choice and serves to underscore the President-Elect’s lack of concern for our planet and its inhabitants.
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This year, the Climate Stewardship Summit will have a dual focus – engaging youth and young adults on the urgency of climate change, while providing the larger religious community with the tools and education to deepen their commitment to caring for our planet.