Environmental tipping point: Faith communities have a duty to protect the Earth, and Native Americans, other Indigenous peoples can teach us a lot about respecting nature
(Marquette, Michigan) – The new non-profit Earth Healing Initiative, based in Michigans Upper Peninsula, is honoring faith-based and Native American environmental projects across the Great Lakes.
The interfaith Earth Healing Initiative (EHI) is currently collaborating with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promote the Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge involving about 37 projects in eight states including providing faith community volunteers where needed and spreading the word about the event in churches and temples.
Faith communities across the Great Lakes basin will be involved in the challenge and other Earth Day events.
The EHI is one of several faith-based environment projects created by the non-profit Cedar Tree Institute in Marquette, Michigan.
Rev. Jon Magnuson said it is important for people of faith to do their part to protect the environment adding the Christian is at a tipping point in its relationship with itself and the Earth – adding the church needs to be here.