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Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns

INEC's Mission
Our mission is to connect, inform, inspire and empower people, congregations and religious institutions to work for justice and the care and renewal of the earth. Our aim is to foster an awareness that care for creation is integral to a life of faith. As a program of EMO, the Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns (INEC) carries out EMO's mission of earth stewardship, theological education and dialogue, public policy advocacy and greening congregations.

Ongoing Activities
• Assisting congregations with environmental ministries
• Providing leadership development for environmental ministry
• Connecting environmental and religious communities
• Organizing ecumenical and interfaith dialogue and collaboration on earth concerns
• Hosting forums for dialogue among groups with diverse environmental perspectives
• Organizing our annual Earth Care Summit event

For more information about INEC
Call (503) 221-1054 or email

Featured Resources on Watersheds & Biodiversity
Network of Oregon Watershed Councils: Who's doing what in watershed restoration? Ways to get involved
National Links to Watershed Networks
Salmon Nation
Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission

Earth Words Sermons
Earth Words provides an opportunity for congregations to remember their deep faith connections to the Earth and inspire sustainable living. The goals of Earth Words are to raise awareness of the need to care for creation and sustainable living within Oregon’s faith community and of the need for and value of good preaching, homilies and faith messages on the Earth; to motivate the faith community to get more involved in caring for creation; and to raise the visibility of Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns.

Earth Words Winning Sermons
“It’s a God Thing” sermon series by The Rev. Donna Pritchard
“No Time But Now… There’s No One But Us: An Earth Day Sermon” by The Rev. Thomas Disrud
God’s Dance Party” and "The God of Passionate Love," by The Rev. Brooks Berndt
"Blessed Are the Meek," by Rev. Audrey de Coursey
Easter sermon by Katherine Brick
"New Occasions Teach New Duties," by Vern Groves
"Earth Day: As Big as Christmas and Easter," by the Rev. Dr. Steven Koski, First Presbyterian Church, Bend
"Theology and Church Basements," by the Rev. Brooks Berndt, First Congregational UCC, Vancouver, Wash.
"A Communion for the Community," by the Rev. Katherine Jesch, Unitarian Minister in Portland


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