Land and Water
Access to land and clean water is one of the most tangible issues of environmental justice; in addition, beautiful, pristine lands and bodies of water help us feel a sense of awe at the marvel of God's creation and allow us to reflect on and connect to our spirituality. Here are some actions that religious groups have taken to conserve and ensure access to land and water:
- Religious institutions urge Congressman Bishop to support the Antiquities Act.
- Faith organizations thank President Obama for his monument designation leadership and use of the Antiquities Act for land and marine protection
- Religious leaders in Ohio sent a letter to Congressman Joyce urging protection of the Antiquities Act.
- Religious organizations sent a letter to Congress urging them to keep Vieques National Wildlife Refuge in the refuge system. Click here for the letter and also the ad.
- Religious organizations sent a letter to President Obama on the California drought budget investment.
- National Baptist Convention of America's statement on the Flint water crisis.
- Black church leaders in Ohio sent a letter to Senator Portman on the Antiquities Act.
- Ads in North Carolina calling for protection of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
- A letter from faith leaders in Colorado, Minnesota, Virginia, Maine, and Pennsylvania on the Clean Water Rule.
- National religious organizations weigh in on Clean Water Rule.
- Letter to Congressional Black Caucus from black clergy on the Clean Water Rule.
- Roll Call Ad on clean water.
- Evangelical Environmental Network statement on the Clean Water Rule.
- The Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life's statement on the Clean Water Rule.
- Click here for a statement on the Clean Water Rule from various faith leaders.
- Seven religious leaders, who represent 137 congregations in southern New Mexico, sent Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich a thank you letter in December 2013 for proposed legislation to protect the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks region. For more information and to read the story, click here.