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The Takoma Park Presbyterian Church is the spiritual home of many who are working to reverse the effects of pollution and climate change on our planet and preserve the integrity of God's creation.
This page contains news and information on TPPC's efforts at environmental advocacy.
Access the web page of the Environmental Justice Office of the PC (USA)
to see what our denomination is doing about these issues.
Our worship on Sunday, August 21 will be led by Laura File Long of Interfaith Power and Light.
Laura File Long grew up in southern West Virginia where coal was king — except, of course, in the small towns that had been decimated and abandoned after the mines dried up. However, it was not until her time at West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she majored in History and Religious Studies, that she became invested in educating herself and others about social justice and environmental issues. Inspired by her Christian faith and the charge in Micah 6:8 to seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God, Laura worked through WVWC's Center for Community Engagement to create opportunities for awareness, education, and action.
Laura is currently a Master of Arts student at Wesley Theological Seminary, and after graduation she hopes to continue to be involved in faith-based social justice work. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to learn from and be a part of the IPL team. Laura and her husband, Dustin, recently started attending Foundry United Methodist Church, one of IPL-DMV’s partner congregations.
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church was connected with Laura File Long through Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), which helps congregations of all faiths throughout the area to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change (www.gwipl.org).
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