SsAM’s Environmental Justice Ministry is a ministry which grew out of Michele Roberts’ preaching at our church during the Season of Creation several years ago. An affiliated organization is the Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice, as described below. Several SsAM members are a part of this statewide group.
Environmental justice advocacy is needed now more than ever. As we go into the world, as followers of Christ we care for all. We would like you to lend a hand.
Participation in this ministry is also an excellent way to take our church beyond our walls and to get to know some of our neighbors.
Monthly meetings occur at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month via ZOOM teleconferences. Please contact us for details.
Environmental Justice and Noramco
Friendship House Thanks DCR4EJ
On Thursday, February 24, 2022, Friendship House Empowerment Center Staff received 300 face masks donated to them by Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice. Thanks go to Linda Whitehead for making this happen!
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Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice (DCR4EJ) is an environmental and economic justice ministry that the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew facilitated in forming. DCR4EJ was formed as a call to action in response to a Seasons of Creation service held to honor the Rights of Mother Earth in 2011.
DCR4EJ is an environmental and economic justice collective consisting of church members, community members and individuals as well as justice-based allies and friends aligned on a mission to inform and empower communities to take action to protect the fundamental rights to clean air, water, land and food.
The DCR4EJ is an affiliate member of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform, a national environmental and economic justice collective.
2022 DCR4EJ Brochure
Environmental Justice for Delaware
Click here to read “Mitigating Toxic Pollution in New Castle County Communities” – a 24-page look at Delaware communities affect by pollution, presented by the Union of Concerned Scientists, Environmental Justice Health Alliance, Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice, Community Housing and Empowerment Connections, Inc., and Coming Clean, published in October, 2017.
An Environmental Justice Forum took place on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at our church.
Environmental justice. Positive changes in Delaware. Access to clean air, water, land and food. Reducing the impacts of pollution and environmental racism in our community.
The event started with the opening Season of Creation church service at 10:30am. Lunch was at Noon, followed by the panel discussion. The panel discussion featured environmental activists in our state and beyond including Michele Roberts, State Representative Larry Lambert, community environmental activist Dora Williams, and several others. The event was sponsored by Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice.