June 8, 2020

Though it is World Ocean Day (June 8) and Month, it can be difficult to wrap one’s head around it. Instead, the cry for help “I Can’t Breathe!” runs through our heads, hearts, and discourse nationally and internationally. A strand of grief and despair at the racism, in...

March 24, 2020

 In these troubled times, we feel an invisible scourge but see visible suffering in health and death, job layoffs, businesses shutting their doors, and us all having to hunker down and be mindful of our every step so as not to endanger others or ourselves. We wonder wh...

February 28, 2020

“To ponder the immense open seas and their incessant movement can also represent an opportunity to turn our thoughts to God, who constantly accompanies his creation, guiding its course and sustaining its existence,” says Pope Francis. In a recent statement, the Catholi...

December 1, 2019

Around the world, the quality of life and opportunities for coastal peoples are deteriorating because marine wildlife and ocean environments are being over-harvested, poisoned, or destroyed, and slavery in the seafood industry continues.

Marking this World Fisheries Day...

March 27, 2019

Interfaith Power and Light has created a wide variety of resources for Faith Climate Action Week or Earth Week-- please remember to emphasize the oceans in your presentations, as they are often forgotten.

Rev. Susan Hendershot, president of Interfaith Power & Light, wri...

January 6, 2019

Today many Greek Orthodox communities celebrate Theopany--the baptism of Christ--with a Blessing of the Water Ceremony in a nearby river, lake, or ocean. This ritual involves immersing the Christian cross and praying for the safety and prosperity of all who enter or wh...

July 22, 2018

 Join the volunteers all around the world working to clean up the beaches and keep trash from getting into the oceans. You your friends, family, and members of a faith community can organize a cleanup or volunteer to help with one in your area. The Ocean Conservancy pr...

May 17, 2018

Think of what we can accomplish working together across the globe! Be part of the wave of good. This day serves as an excellent opportunity to raise ocean awareness with your friends, family, community, and faith group--and to get active in a beach clean up, restoratio...

February 4, 2018

On January 4, 2018, the Department of Interior announced the opening of 47 off-shore oil and mining leases on the US continental shelf. The same day, nearly all Republican and Democrat governors of coastal states had voiced their opposition. Interfaith Oceans, along wi...

February 3, 2018

The Rev. Andrew G. George, pastor of the Church of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Parish of Greater Providence, led a Blessing of Waters ceremony on March 16, 2016 outside the Providence headquarters of Save The Bay to complete an awareness building event on the propo...

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