Episcopal Church announces Stewardship of Creation grant recipients

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Sixteen grants, totaling $123,910, have been awarded in the second round of grantmaking managed by the Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation and approved by the Episcopal Church Executive Council at its June meeting. Grants were awarded to: • Diocese of Delaware to begin a four-phase […]

Northern California youth trek centered on racial reconciliation, environmental justice

[Episcopal Diocese of Northern California] A great movement doesn’t always begin with great big steps. And young people in the Diocese of Northern California are discovering that when it comes to racial reconciliation and environmental justice, the small steps they are taking may help others to understand what it takes to break down barriers and truly […]

River of Life pilgrimage paddles its way down Connecticut River

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal pilgrims have reached Day 30 of their 410-mile journey down the Connecticut River, and social media dispatches from the River of Life pilgrimage show clear skies, peaceful water and a group determined to embrace the call to prayer as they clutch their paddles. “Another blessed day on the CT River Pilgrimage,” […]

Interfaith Rainforest Initiative participants issue statement

Europe bishop signs on

[Interfaith Rainforest Initiative] Religious and indigenous leaders in Oslo pledge to put their full force behind protection of the Earth’s rainforests.  The Earth’s rainforests are an irreplaceable gift.  They support boundless biodiversity, a balanced climate, and the cultures and communities of Indigenous Peoples who live in them.  They generate cooling air and rains that water the […]

Applications accepted for Stewardship of Creation grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation is accepting applications for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of Creation. This marks the next cycle of grantmaking by the Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship […]

Europe bishop represents Anglicans, Episcopalians at launch of Interfaith Rainforest Initiative in Norway

[Episcopal News Service] Religious and indigenous leaders from across the globe launched an unprecedented initiative June 19 in Oslo, Norway, aimed at bringing “moral attention and spiritual commitment” to bear on global efforts to end deforestation and protect tropical rainforests—forests that are fundamental to human life, the planet’s health and reducing the emissions fueling climate […]

WCC encourages renewed climate efforts after US withdrawal

[Anglican Communion News Service] Expressing its deep disappointment at U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement, the World Council of Churches has urged renewed commitment by churches and praised local communities and governments for their reaffirmation of climate commitments. Full article.

An opportunity for which the church was born

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts] An ecumenical statement from Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, responding to the President’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. An opportunity for which the church was born June 2, 2017 President Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Accord violates the […]

Anglican environmental group expresses sorrow at Trump decision on Paris deal

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion Environmental Network has added its voice to those condemning President Donald Trump for deciding to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. “We know that our brothers and sisters on every continent are already experiencing the damaging and sometimes catastrophic effects of climate change,” the network said. […]

California bishop responds to Trump’s decision to pull US out of climate agreement

[Episcopal News Service] California Bishop Marc Andrus issued the following statement June 2 in response to President Donald Trump’s June 1 announcement that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement. Nations worldwide signed the 2015 agreement, which includes a plan to decrease carbon emissions and limit global warming to below 2 degrees […]