Coalition of Episcopal bishops issue statement in response to Trump’s executive order on climate change

[Episcopal News Service] President Donald Trump on March 28 signed an executive order instructing regulators to rewrite rules aimed at curbing carbon emissions and other environmental regulations at the center of the previous administration’s policies to combat global warming.  A coalition of Episcopal bishops who have worked on environmental issues immediately issued a statement in response […]

Stewardship of Creation Advisory Council now accepting grant applications

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation is accepting applications again for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of Creation. The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation, enabled by Resolution A030,  Create Task […]

Vermont diocese purchases Rock Point solar array

$270K investment promotes environmental, economic sustainability

[Diocese of Vermont] The Episcopal Church in Vermont recently completed its purchase of the Solar Installation (aka the Solar Farm) at Rock Point, the diocese’s 146-acre center in Burlington best known for its school, conference center, community gardens, and hiking trails. The 35-tracker, 147-kilowatt solar array, which was previously under the ownership of AllEarth Renewables, […]

Massachusetts bishops oppose Trump’s pick to lead EPA

[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts] The bishops of the Episcopal Church in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Dec. 12 issued a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump expressing their dismay at his choice of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. “The Episcopal Church stands strongly for the protection of the environment.  We respect the facts of […]

Nations, interfaith community reaffirm commitment to cut carbon emissions

Interfaith leaders from 50 countries sign climate statement

[Episcopal News Service] Nations worldwide convened Nov. 7-18 in Marrakesh, Morocco, to hammer out the details of the Paris Agreement in a shift toward implementation and action on climate and sustainable development. “Our climate is warming at an alarming and unprecedented rate and we have an urgent duty to respond,” reads the Marrakesh Action Proclamation […]

Episcopal delegation to Marrakesh seeks to build on 2015 climate agreement

[Episcopal News Service] Last December, world governments and officials came together in France to reach a historic agreement to reduce carbon emissions and arrest global warming. Earlier this week, they gathered again, this time in Marrakesh, Morocco, to continue their work. “COP21 in Paris was about reaching an agreement; COP22 is about the action needed […]

Further welcome for movement on climate change

[Anglican Communion News Service] More church leaders have added their voice to the chorus of welcome for last weekend’s announcement that both China and the U.S. – the two largest emitters of greenhouse gasses – have ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change. Among them is the chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, Archbishop Paul […]

Church leaders welcome US-Sino action on climate change

[Anglican Communion News Service] Church leaders from around the world have welcomed the announcement that the U.S. and China have ratified the U.N.’s climate change agreement that was reached in Paris last November. The news emerged as U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang Province, ahead […]

Pan-European church groups endorse Season of Creation

[Anglican Communion News Service] A trio of pan-European church bodies have endorsed the upcoming World Day of Prayer for Creation and the Season of Creation that follows it. The Roman Catholic Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), the ecumenical Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) have issued a joint […]

Christians worldwide to celebrate Season of Creation

[Anglican Alliance] Churches across the world will be marking this year’s Season of Creation with services and times of worship that celebrate God’s creation and serve as a reminder of humanity’s duty to safeguard the earth. The season runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4, and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called on Anglicans […]