Environmental Justice Ministry

A lesser known ministry at SsAM is focused on Environmental Justice (EJ) work which grew out of Michele Roberts’ preaching at SsAM during the Season of Creation several years ago. An official description of Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice appears below. The portion of the group which includes SsAM members is co-chaired by Paulyne Webster and Linda Whitehead.

Environmental Justice advocacy is needed now more than ever. As we go into the world as followers of Christ who care for all, we’d like you to join us. Participation in this ministry is also an excellent way to take SsAM beyond our walls and to get to know some of our neighbors. Please speak with Paulyne Webster or Linda Whitehead for more information. Monthly meetings occur on the third Wednesday of the month at SsAM (719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801). You may park in the lot next door or on the street. Enter through the Parish Hall doors. All are welcome.

Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice

Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice is an environmental justice ministry created in the fall of 2011 in direct response to the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew observation and commitment to the Season of Creation and the Rights of Mother Earth. The purpose of this environmental justice ministry is to make the connections between toxic chemicals, processes and pollution, the climate crisis, food apartheid and public health.

The value of the DCRFEJ is being a collective where grassroots, native indigenous peoples, organized groups and entities like the Minority Workforce Development Coalition, Community Housing & Empowerment Connections Inc. (CHEC), health advocates and Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club, are united to a bottom up process rooted in principles. The DCRFEJ is an affiliate member of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform (EJHA). EJHA is a national collective of “fenceline” grassroots groups and advocates who serve them.