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NCC's eco-justice sermon to be broadcast Sunday

New York City, August 23, 2007 The sermon selection from the National Council of Churches' Eco-Justice Program's sermon contest earlier this year will be broadcast Sunday (Aug. 26) on Day1, a nationally syndicated radio program.

The sermon, "From Apocalypse to Genesis," by the Rev. Dr. Janet Parker, pastor for parish life at Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, Arlington, Va., was selected from several entries submitted from around the world.

The sermon and an interview with Dr. Parker will air on Day1, an ecumenical radio program broadcast on 150 stations nationwide and carried on American Forces Radio.

"The good news is that we do have it within our faith to give us hope for the future and power to act and to change," wrote Dr. Parker.

"We have the opportunity to be born anew, not only as children of God but as children of the Earth," she wrote, "as the new Adam and the new Eve who are committed to restoring creation, who are committed to serving the creation with nurturing love." In an interview following the delivery of her sermon Dr. Parker tells how her congregation worked to become a "green church."

Day1 is also accessible by podcast at The program is an ecumenical multimedia ministry that presents outstanding preachers from six major Christian denominations: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Episcopal Media Center, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church.

NCC News contact:  Dan Webster, 212.870.2252,


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