People working together for peace, justice and the restoration of the community of life.
An Overview of
Earth Justice Ministries
Earth Justice Ministries is an interfaith non-profit corporation whose purpose is to bring the resources of faith to bear in the struggle to build a peaceful, just, and sustainable world. We are committed to joining with all people of faith and conscience to build a broad coalition that has the power and moral authority to address the grave concerns facing our world today.
Since our founding in 1996, we have served as a resource to churches and other faith communities, created and disseminated worship resources and educational literature; provided support to faith-based peace, justice, and environmental groups; organized and provided leadership in workshops and conferences; offered worship services, concerts, and creative events which celebrate God's creation and the call to peace and justice; and provided nonviolence trainings. We have worked in coalitions to further common goals, such as ending the war against Iraq, protecting civil liberties, supporting the rights of immigrants, providing information to GIs and conscientious objectors, educating people about global climate change, preserving Headwaters Forest; protecting schoolchildren from pesticide exposure, preserving the Endangered Species Act and other environmental laws, working on the Dioxin-Free Future Campaign. Many of these activities are ongoing.
Earth Justice Ministries also provides education and action related to the economic, social, and environmental effects of economic globalization, and on the interlocking network of governments, banks, corporations, and global institutions which make up the global economic system. Specific areas of focus are the World Trade Organization (WTO), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), and the global military/police/security network which backs up the whole system. We reach out to churches and other faith groups and community organizations with information and resources to educate and motivate people to challenge the unjust and harmful effects of the current global economic system and to foster peace based on just and equitable relationships. We support fair trade, an end to sweatshops, and the cancellation of the debt of the world's poorest nations.
Presentations on Peace, Justice, and Healing the Earth: Our Executive Director is the Reverend Sharon Delgado an ordained United Methodist minister and a passionate advocate for justice, peace, and the healing of God's creation, is available to speak before spiritual communities and secular organizations, lead workshops and retreats, and preach on issues related to globalization, climate change, economic and environmental justice, and peacemaking, while pointing in the direction of hope and action. For more information on presentations she offers, go to Sharon Delgado Presents.
Presentations on the Wonder of Creation: The Reverend Don Baldwin, board member of Earth Justice Ministries, has inspired audiences and churches with his wide-screen, panoramic slide programs of Yosemite and the High Sierras for over 40 years. Having served as the Resident Minister in Yosemite, Don also presents, "John Muir in Person," a dramatic first-person portrayal of the famous environmentalist. He also does a dynamic, first-person portrayal of Reverend John Wesley, an influential 18th-century clergyman and founder of the Methodist movement in England, which is suitable for Sunday worship services and special programs. To find out more go to Don Baldwin Presents. Contact Don at (530) 274-1519, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.