Alaska Native villages struggling to preserve way of life offer warm welcome to Episcopal bishops

[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] Sunrise in Fairbanks was 7:40 a.m. on Sept. 23, but Diocese of Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime had an unnegotiable command for his fellow bishops: Don’t be late. They weren’t. Beating the sun by 10 minutes, they boarded the bus for the airport at 7:30 a.m. sharp, bringing with them […]

Episcopal bishops gather in Alaska with focus on indigenous culture, environmental justice

[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] The bishops of the Episcopal Church are gathered in this small city in the center of Alaska’s northern wilderness for their six-day House of Bishops meeting and to immerse themselves in local examples of creation care and racial reconciliation. There’s no better place than Alaska to discuss themes of […]

Diocese of Alaska backs grassroots climate efforts as it prepares to welcome Episcopal bishops

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Alaska is working with a grassroots group called Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition to educate communities about renewable power sources and to empower native Alaskans and other residents to speak out on issues related to climate change. The Episcopal Church’s United Thank Offering, or UTO, program awarded the diocese […]

Diócesis de Alaska respalda iniciativas sobre el clima mientras se prepara para recibir a los obispos

[Episcopal News Service] La Diócesis Episcopal de Alaska está colaborando con una organización comunitaria llamada  Coalición para la Iniciativa del Clima de Fairbanks [Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition] para concienciar a las comunidades acerca de las fuentes de energía renovables y capacitar a los nativos alasqueños y a otros residentes para pronunciarse sobre problemas relacionados con el cambio […]

‘Get serious’ about climate change, Anglican Church in Australia tells government

[Anglican Communion News Service] The federal government should act with a “deepened sense of urgency” over its commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, according to a motion passed by the Anglican Church’s General Synod last week. The motion also called for the Church to “get its own house in order by actively seeking to reduce […]

Bishop of Polynesia addresses festivalgoers in England on climate change

[Anglican Taonga] Archbishop Winston Halapua of Polynesia has taken his concerns about climate justice and his moana theology message to a new stage – to the immaculate grounds of a stately hall in the English midlands. He’d been invited by the United Society Partners in the Gospel (USPG) to be their keynote speaker at the […]

EPPN: Pray, fast, act for environmental programs

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Today, the 21st of August, we pray, fast, and act to protect funding for domestic and international programs that address the health effects of environmental degradation impacting the poorest among us. PRAY for our nation’s elected leaders and for all who struggle with the impacts and effects of environmental degradation that result […]

Episcopal-supported intentional community in Charlottesville embodies radical discipleship — and permaculture

Not a commune exactly, but these young people do a lot of sharing and caring

[Episcopal News Service] In the 95-degree heat, a young, bearded white man wearing a hat with a “Black Lives Matter” pin sprawls on a lawn chair past the graveled driveway of the house nestled in a valley off Monacan Trail Road southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. A rainbow of origami cranes strung together like garland hovers […]

Church of South India urged to back environmentally sustainable development

[Anglican Communion News Service] Environmental campaigners from across the Church of South India have called on the CSI Synod to step up its commitment to sustainable values. Delegates from 24 dioceses across CSI issued a wide-ranging declaration after a two-day workshop last month. The Kanyakumari Declaration urges the CSI to be more far-sighted – and […]

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 […]