An Earth Day Message from the Office of Mission & Ministry

Context Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated.[1] Like all major historical events, there was a close confluence of events and people that gave birth to this momentous event. First, there was the publication of a 1962 seminal book entitled Silent Spring[2] that denounced the use of pesticides (i.e., DDT) and initiated … Continue reading An Earth Day Message from the Office of Mission & Ministry

Daily Reflections and Prayers: April 15

A Prayer of Solidarity For all who have contracted coronavirus,     We pray for care and healing. For those who are particularly vulnerable,     We pray for safety and protection. For all who experience fear or anxiety,     We pray for peace of mind and spirit. For affected families who are facing difficult decisions between food on the … Continue reading Daily Reflections and Prayers: April 15