Tag: Faith

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Hoots and Hollers Robin Jul 7, 2017
Spiritual Convergence in the Time of Climate Change
I heard these wise words from Standing Rock leader Cheryl Angel at a recent conference, Ministry in the Time of Climate Change. This amazing event was organized and hosted in NYC by the Center for Earth Ethics and Climate Reality; it was more of a convergence than a conference.More
Issues: Climate changeFaithSocial justiceSpirituality
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 4, 2016
Appalachia Stands with Standing Rock! #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally Nov. 15 in Huntington
Appalachia Stands with Standing Rock! #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 @US Army Corps, 502 Eighth St, Huntington, WVMore
Issues: #noDAPLClimate changeFaithPipelinesSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Oct 1, 2015
Prayers for The Ground Beneath Our Hearts
On September 12, despite cold, wind and rain, about 25 people from across West Virginia showed up for the Ground Beneath Our Hearts, held at a picnic shelter in Kanawha State Forest. They came to honor and heal the people and places we love. As people entered the picnic shelter, they noticed a prayer cloth catching the wind. Each person […]More
Issues: FaithFrackingMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalSocial justice
Press Release OVEC Sep 23, 2015
Discussion of Pope Francis’ Letter Open to the Public
The public is invited to join a discussion of the letter from Pope Francis to all people, "Laudato SI: On Care for Our Common Home." Free and open to all, the series is sponsored by a collection of local faith groups and climate activists.More
Issues: FaithMountaintop removalPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 5, 2015
Help Your Congregation Win a $10,000 Energy Efficiency Upgrade
WV Interfaith Power and Light is partnering with APCO to help congregations become more energy efficient beginning this month. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyFaith
Action Alert Vivian Apr 2, 2015
Pipe Up, Come Out
Keep Your Foot Down: Contact the Governor. Thanks to everybody (around 200 of you!) who came out for The People's Foot: No More MTR Permits, held on March 16 at DEP headquarters in Charleston. Most of you probably read the news the next day: State announces review of studies linking mountaintop removal mining to illnessMore
Issues: CoalEnergyFaithFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionRenewable energyWest Virginia
Earth Quaker Action Team
Press Release OVEC Mar 2, 2015
Quakers Force PNC Bank to End Investment in Mountaintop Removal
Bowing to pressure from Quaker environmentalists, yesterday PNC Bank announced that it will be restricting financing of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. The shift outlined in its 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report means PNC Bank will effectively cease its investment in this controversial practice.More
Issues: FaithHealthMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 15, 2015
Come Out for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Huntington
In Huntington, WV, OVEC will again team up to march with the Cabell-Wayne Branch of the NAACP. We assemble at 4:30 p.m. at the 16th Street Baptist Church at Elm Street and 9th Avenue in Huntington. At 4:45 p.m. we march to the Joan C. Edwards Theater (Marshall University Campus),where starting at 5:30 p.m., events include a recitation of Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech. More
Issues: FaithRacial inequalitySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 12, 2015
Vigil for the Water One Year Later
As we gather here this evening of January 9, 2015, we celebrate that we survived the challenges from last year's poisoning of our water system, and the attack on our health and well-being, and the damage to the small businesses we depend on. It was a time that could have fractured our social fabric and pitted us against one another. However, we joined hands, and what a difference we have made!More
Issues: FaithWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet May 30, 2014
Migwetch! Sharon Day and Barb Baker-larush Complete the Nibi Walk for the Ohio River!
981 miles of steps for the Ohio River during the Ohio River Nibi walk! They did it! Thank you, Ojibwe women, Sharon Day and Barb Baker-larush for every loving step you took with each step a healing prayer!More
Issues: FaithWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jan 31, 2014
Remembering Elinore Taylor
I can’t remember a time when Elinore Taylor wasn’t associated with OVEC. If you go to our website and type in her name, you will find page after page of results. Elinore was everywhere present in OVEC’s activities and organizational development. Hers was a welcoming smile at board meetings, protests, and public hearings including events that she initiated. Behind that warm smile was not only a friendly, caring woman, but also a dedicated, determined defender of “the least of these, my brethren.”More
Issues: Clean electionsFaithMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 14, 2013
#Forward on Climate ~ Fight Like Hell For the Living
Several OVEC members and staff are heading to Washington D.C. for the largest climate rally in history, happening this Sunday, February 17. If you can’t join us in person, please join the rally online. Hashtags in use for the rally include #forwardonclimate, #f17. With your tweets please include #(your zip code), so we get a […]More
Issues: Climate changeCoalEnergy efficiencyFaithHealthMountaintop removalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Carol Oct 23, 2012
Finally, Some Measure of Justice
The first time I spoke with James Olbert, I was completely engaged by his story. He phoned me in my capacity with the West Virginia Council of Churches, wondering if there was anything we could do to help. A self-effacing, pleasant man, Mr. Olbert was obviously deeply distressed. His family cemetery had been purposely bulldozed […]More
Issues: Cemetery protectionFaith
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jul 20, 2012
All That and Mountains, Too
A year ago, I couldn’t have imagined going to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, let alone going there to participate in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20. But it happened this June, and I did it. While I have many reflections on the city and the numerous events, one experience I want to […]More
Issues: Energy efficiencyFaithMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Robin Apr 3, 2012
Let’s Talk Energy Ethics
Topping my list of things to be thankful for these days is the National Council of Churches’ (NCC) strong support for ending the ravages of mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining. The National Council of Churches, with an office located in DC, recently hosted an event called “Ecumenical Advocacy Days.” Of the more than 800 participants […]More
Issues: EnergyFaithMountaintop removal
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