Environmental Health and Toxics Initiative
FAITH AND Environmental Health
How we choose to live, the products we use everyday, and the way we care for God's Earth impact our health and the well-being of all Creation. Environmental hazards such as water pollution, poor air quality, and exposure to toxic chemicals (including cosmetics) in every day products represent one of the greatest threats to God's Creation and God's children.
We are called to be stewards of Creation (Genesis 2:15) and of our bodies (I Corinthians 6:19-20). We are also called to care for the most vulnerable to toxic chemical exposure- women, children, low income communities, communities of color, people living with disabilities or compromised immune systems (Matthew 25:40). By seeking justice in love (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39) we have an opportunity to renew our bodies and all of Creation.
ABOUT OUR WORK
We focus on providing education and advocacy opportunities for people of faith on environmental health issues such as safe cosmetics and toxic chemicals. We work in states across the country to provide worship and education materials and opportunities to weigh in with policymakers.
Get Involved and see how you can promote and use safe & healthy, products as well as have your voice heard by decision makers.There is more you can do to help God's Creation and keep yourself, your community and your congregations safe from Environmental Health problems.
Learn More about Environmental Health, what to watch out for, how to identify problems products and what practices are harmful to God's Creation. Check out other issues related to environmental health, such as chemicals in cosmetics, and toxics in everyday items.