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 […]

Episcopal Church announces Stewardship of Creation grant recipients

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Eight grants, totaling $69,400, have been awarded in the first round of grantmaking managed by the Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation and approved by the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church at its February meeting. Grants were awarded to: Episcopal Earthkeepers Circle, Diocese of Minnesota, […]

New York diocese, California church choose fossil fuel-free investment portfolio

[Canticle Communications] Episcopal dioceses, parishes and institutions take pains to invest their money in ways that advance their gospel-centered values, and two major church organizations are doing so through recently-launched fossil fuel-free portfolio options from Church Investment Group (CIG). The Diocese of New York and All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, are among the investors […]

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 […]

California: San Leandro church goes solar

Local congregation to install 9.24kw solar power system

[All Saints Episcopal Church press release] This month, as part of a comprehensive greening project, All Saints Episcopal Church in San Leandro, California, will have a 9.24kw solar power system installed on the church. This system will include 33 panels and will generate enough electricity to cover the church’s entire electricity bill. This greening project […]

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 […]

Church Divinity School of the Pacific dedicates solar panels

Largest solar installation of any theological institution in the country

[Episcopal News Service] Harnessing energy from the sun is expected to save Church Divinity School of the Pacific $120,000 annually. Earlier this year, the Berkeley, California-based Episcopal seminary installed solar panels on Easton, Parsons and Shires Halls. It’s the largest solar installation of any theological seminary in the United States. “When American Solar came out […]

Southern African Anglicans seek fossil fuel-free investment portfolios

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) has agreed in principle to divest from fossil fuels. But they face a problem with putting this into practice because there are currently no fossil fuel-free portfolios available in South Africa’s financial markets. The motion approved by the synod empowers […]

England: Bishops begin journey towards Eco Diocese status

[Anglican Communion News Service] The U.K.-based Christian environmental charity A Rocha is expanding its already-successful Eco Church award scheme and is now looking to recognize Eco Dioceses. Ruth Valerio, A Rocha’s director of churches and theology, outlined the scheme last week at a breakfast seminar attended by Christian conservationists and more than 50 Anglican bishops. […]

Bishops, spouses learn firsthand about Flint’s water crisis

Ministry in the beleaguered city epitomizes baptismal promises

[Episcopal News Service – Flint, Michigan] Even before the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, became a federal emergency in late January, the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan was distributing water and partnering with other churches and groups to respond to what Bishop Todd Ousley calls government’s “systematic, intentional neglect” of city residents. In Flint, as […]