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The Wyoming Interfaith Network, shares the vision of the Interfaith Alliance by bringing together the diverse voices of our own community to challenge religious and political extremism. We also work to protect religious freedom in ways that are most relevant to our community.
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On Sacred ground

We of the Sacred Ground Team do what we can, right where we live, to conserve the land and honor the web of life. We persistently network throughout Wyoming with others who care about the environment; provide resources from our interfaith partners on earth keeping; and host various educational, networking, and outreach events about honoring and conserving the earth.

Contact Rev. Dr. Sally Palmer to join us- 

revsal@compuserve.com

2019-2020 Resolutions
Endangered Species Resolution
  • Whereas the Earth is God’s Creation, its care entrusted to humankind, and

  • Whereas out of Earth’s estimated 8 million species, the amphibians (40%), corals and
    marine mammals (33%) and insects (10%) are in immediate (a few decades) danger of
    extinction, and

  • Whereas of forests, particularly tropical forests (home to more than half Earth’s
    terrestrial species) 32% have been lost in the last century and a half due to industry and
    industrial agriculture, 

Resolved, that the Wyoming Interfaith Network affirm and support all responsible measures for the preservation and flourishing of known endangered and threatened species, in particular, those whose extended natural habitat includes Wyoming.

‘Let the many coastlands be glad!’  (Psalm 97:1  NRSV, ESV)

Water Quality Resolution

  • Whereas the Earth is God’s Creation, its care entrusted to humankind, and

  • Whereas water supplies, in the form of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and particularly
    underground aquifers are directly impacted by fossil fuels extraction processes, and

  • Whereas numbers of fossil-fuel leasing/drilling permits in Wyoming have increased in 2019
    (to 9 April) by approximately 42,500, involving potential degradation of at least 303,000
    acres, half of that permanently; and as experience shows around 50% of lease sales
    are actually developed, multiple human activities requiring clean fresh water
    (especially municipalities, irrigation, fisheries, and recreation – a major Wyoming revenue
    industry – are thereby severely threatened,

Resolved, that the Wyoming Interfaith Network affirm and support all responsible measures for implementation of highest water quality preservation standards according to the best science available, as well as for long-term water quality restoration throughout the state of Wyoming.

  • Support congregations in greening churches, such as efforts to reduce consumption rates

  • Educate congregations to conserve ecological integrity of sacred ground in Wyoming, like the Red Desert and grasslands

  • Promote an energy future of nonrenewable and renewable energy sources like photovoltaic, solar, wind, safe nuclear, biomass, geothermal, and hydroelectric to mitigate climate change and diversify Wyoming’s economy

  • Educate congregations surrounding the unsustainable rate of population growth and rapid decrease of creation's capacity to feed, clothe, and shelter the current human population (7.5 billion) and the additional 2.5 billion people expected by 2050.

  • Advocate for: responsible development; groundwater monitoring and protections; holding developers accountable for pollution; workforce protections; and adequate funding for family planning services in Wyoming

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