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Natural SaintsHow People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth$
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Mallory McDuff

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195379570

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.001.0001

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Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

Engaging People of Faith in Environmental Advocacy

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(p.173) 8 Bearing Witness
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Natural Saints
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Mallory McDuff (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0008

This chapter shows how faith communities have transformed the ministry of bearing witness through a focus on environmental advocacy. The work of churches involved with the organization Earth Ministry, based in Seattle, Washington, reveals how Christians can articulate their faith story and its mandate for environmental stewardship. Through this prophetic side of ministry, Earth Ministry and its member congregations have become strong players in shaping legislation that affects the health of God’s people and places. The lessons from this chapter include working with diverse denominations in the political process, advocating for specific pieces of legislation, training people of faith in advocacy, and greening congregations.

Keywords:   advocacy, churches, Earth Ministry, Environmental Priorities Coalition, legislation, Pacific Northwest

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