Rising with Christ: Confronting climate change

[Episcopal News Service] In one historic week, the Episcopal Church participated in two significant ecumenical events about climate change. On April 27, 2013, the Climate Revival in downtown Boston gathered clergy and hundreds of Christians from across New England to participate in a morning and afternoon worship service in two historic churches – Old South […]

‘Abundant hope’ is possible amid climate despair

Conference calls churches, scientist to find new ways to work together

Editors’ note: Story updated May 10 to add link at end of story to just-released video of May 2 sessions. [Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] The Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Church of Sweden (Lutheran) committed during a climate change conference here to “leading a conversion of epic scale, […]

SERMON: ‘Sustaining Hope in the Face of Climate Change’

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached the following sermon May 2 during “Sustaining Hope in the Face of Climate Change,” an event hosted by the Episcopal Church and the Church of Sweden held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.   May 2, 2013 Sustaining Hope in the Face of […]

Video: Statement on climate change

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Stephanie Johnson, Province 1 energy stewardship minister, reads “A statement to our Churches and to people of faith around the world” from the leaders of the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the Church of Sweden (Lutheran) issued at the start of the May 1-2 “Sustaining hope […]

Churches celebrate ‘sustaining hope in the face of climate change’

Episcopal Church, Church of Sweden, ELCA sign joint statement

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The heads of three religious denominations – The Episcopal Church, theChurch of Sweden, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – signed a joint statement “to celebrate our commitment to hope in the face of climate change.” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Church of Sweden Archbishop Anders Wejryd and […]

Video: Presiding bishop opens climate change conference

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori opens the May 1-2 “Sustaining hope in the face of climate change” gathering in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Church of Sweden. The full text of her statement follows. The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church The […]

Video: Sweden archbishop addresses climate change conference

[Episcopal News Service] Church of Sweden Archbishop Anders Wejryd presents some closing thoughts during the first session of the May 1-2 “Sustaining hope in the face of climate change” gathering in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Church of Sweden.