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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Churches Across Faith Traditions Plant 12,000 Trees


In keeping with the biblical mandate to care for God's creation, thousands of people from ten faith traditions have come together to plant 12,000 trees in northern Michigan.

About 100 congregations from Presbyterian, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, United Methodist Church, Jewish, and Quaker traditions, among others, and nonprofit organizations are participating in a tree project led by the interfaith coalition Upper Peninsula Earth Keepers.

Volunteers planted the first of 12,000 12- to 16-inch White Spruce and Red Pine trees during the blessing of the trees ceremony on Wednesday in observance of Earth Day.

"This is about more than putting trees in the ground – it’s an expression by the faith communities of love and care for God’s creation," said Kyra Fillmore, Catholic Earth Keeper team member and the project’s communications coordinator for faith communities, according to the Presbyterian News Service.

Thousands of volunteers will be picking up tree seedlings on May 2 and planting the equivalent of a forest across 400 miles the following day.

"Our interfaith tree-planting effort is more than another conservation project," said the Rev. Jon Magnuson, co-founder of the Earth Keeper initiative and executive director of the Cedar Tree Institute, as reported by the Presbyterian News Service. "With prayers, hymns and the blessing of 12,000 seedlings, it's a gentle proclamation of a new consciousness and commitment among our faith communities to care for God's creation."

Being stewards of God's creation has taken on greater significance as more Christians view global warming as a serious problem.

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The Painting is by Henry Hillier Parker

51 comments:

My Discoveries said...

Only planting trees can save earth from dying.

TruXter said...
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TruXter said...

Planting a tree Does nothing but relocate the tree.
Growing the tree from the seed is what does anything.
You can't save the world by relocating trees. You people need to get off your "oh look I paid to redecorate the planet" horse and use what ever is left of your brainwashed mind and think for yourself. grow a tree, not transplant... unless you are pulling it up from a future construction site.

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連絡 said...

世間是非,要如水泥地般水過則乾。..................................................

與毛 said...

辛苦了!祝你愈來愈好!........................................

開會討論 said...

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book said...

Care killed the cat. take care yourself. ....................................................

淑君淑君 said...

灰心是動搖的開端,動搖是失敗的近鄰。..............................

茂一 said...

從未遭遇失敗的人,對自己或是別人,都是一知半解的。..............................

妍妮妍妮 said...

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PorshaCoghlan梁子珠 said...

要怎麼收穫,先怎麼栽。......................................................

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奎峰 said...

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桂竹 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼..................................................

惠玲惠玲 said...

一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。...........................................................................

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兆以 said...

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Mwiine Derrick said...

MAKE UGANDA THE MOST GREEN COUNTRY (GREENEST) IN THE WHOLE WORLD!
Targeting: The Chief Justice (The Judiciary of the Republic of Uganda), The President of the Republic of Uganda (State House) and The speaker of Parliament (Parliament of Uganda)
Started by: Green Uganda

PEOPLES' PETITION TO COMPEL THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA TO MAKE UGANDA THE MOST GREEN COUNTRY IN THE WHOLE WORLD BY PLANTING TREES IN EVERY PART OF THE COUNTRY
This petition which is presented by Mwiine Derrick will be forwarded to Uganda's parliament.

A 13 years old Ugandan lad Mwiine Derrick is behind the mobilisation of the masses where thousands of Ugandans have already signed his petition on paper to compel the government to plant trees in every part of his country. Hundreds have also confirmed their attendance & promised to escort Derrick to Uganda`s powerful parliament http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115760311770037&index=1 where he will hand the petition to the speaker of the Ugandan parliament. So far several MPs both from NRM ruling party and the opposition have vowed to support Mwiine’s petition all the way through. With your support, Uganda is likely to take the lead in fighting global warming!

More about Mwiine Derrick

Mwiine Derrick is someone who is so passionate about his country, Uganda:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5N0dW4I9uQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE-BrbO_mws

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_aUBDjTD_k

http://pearlafrica.blogspot.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwiinederrick

http://allafrica.com/stories/200908070617.html

http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4671&Itemid=63






Petition Text
MAKE UGANDA THE MOST GREEN COUNTRY (GREENEST) IN THE WHOLE WORLD!

COMRADES IN THE STRUGGLE,

Be proud to be part of the struggle to save our world!
Our environment is our future!
PETITION
We the undersigned patriotic Ugandans and friends of Uganda who are aware of climate change, the global warming and it's implications, People who love our motherland, a country which used to be so green, fertile with good climatic conditions, 'The pearl of Africa' which most of the foreigners fall in love with each time they visit, support the following petition; PEOPLES' PETITION TO COMPEL THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA TO MAKE UGANDA THE MOST GREEN COUNTRY IN THE WHOLE WORLD BY PLANTING TREES IN EVERY PART OF THE COUNTRY

PEOPLES' PETITION TO COMPEL THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA TO MAKE UGANDA THE MOST GREEN (GREENEST)COUNTRY IN THE WHOLE WORLD BY PLANTING TREES IN EVERY PART OF THE COUNTRY
THE APPEAL
Please!
Patriotic Ugandans and kind friends of Uganda in the whole world who are aware of climate change, the global warming and its implications, People who care and love our motherland, a country which used to be so green, fertile with good climatic conditions, 'The pearl of Africa' which most of the foreigners fall in love with each time they visit,
Be there for Uganda!
Be there for our motherland!
Be there for our future!
Be there for our children, grand children, & next generation!
Be there for Mankind, Animals, Plants, & our planet!
Be there for our world environment!
Be there for God’s hope, Love & his creation!
OUR ENVIRONMENT IS OUR FUTURE!

淑惠 said...

人生的光榮,不在永不失敗,而在於能夠屢仆屢起。......................................................................

洪筱婷 said...

人因夢想而偉大,要堅持自己的理想哦......................................................................

GlenS_Mielke12嘉偉17 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。......................................................................

家谷家谷 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。....................................................................

于庭 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

陳智強 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

賢林賢林 said...

如果相遇.你會感到相知.那麼.有一種習慣叫做陪伴;如果陪伴.你會感到珍惜.那麼.有一種甜蜜叫做存在!..................................................................

吳婷婷 said...

A good medicine tastes bitter. ..................................................................

吳婷婷 said...

道歉是人類一定必要的禮節.......................................................

倫妍倫妍 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention.......................................................................

婉婷 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。......................................................................

黃威宇 said...

當最困難的時候,也就是離成功不遠的時候。.......................................................

陳佑發 said...

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紹函紹函 said...

喜歡看大家的文章,每篇都是一個故事,都是一種心情~~祝大家開心愉快..................................................................

許惠吟許惠吟 said...

果然是好文章 受益良多 感謝分享 ̄ 3 ̄......................................................

施以王雅玲音 said...

你的部落帶給我愉快的心情,感謝~~............................................................

佳呈均慧 said...

拒絕冒險和成長的人,終將被生命的潮流陶汰。..................................................

健林林豪 said...

幸福不是一切,人還有責任。............................................................

王辛江淑萍康 said...

every shoe fits not every foot. ............................................................

承王蓁 said...

the best as always thanks..................................................................

國林林林林維 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。......................................................................

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

初次拜訪,祝你人氣一百分..................................................................

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。......................................................................

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

未來的幸福是用現在買來的。.................................................................

王怡迪 said...

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mania said...

yes plant trees for life

sample said...

Yes, this was great to know of from northern Michigan people! This is really big issues earth with have with Global worming. Its when every ones plant more trees and make this planet green. Hope this be followed by every countries..


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