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The Episcopal Church Executive Committee Takes a Historic Step

The Episcopal Church Executive Committee Takes a Historic Step

The UNFCCC Paris Agreement of 2015 was a watershed in global climate negotiations. After decades of diligent negotiations, an agreement was forged. One hundred ninety-four countries, representing 98% of greenhouse gas emissions, bound themselves to the accord. Per term 4.4: “Developed countries should continue taking the lead by undertaking absolute emission reduction targets.” This was a key element for reaching the goal to limit warming to “well below 2.0C and ideally to 1.5C.”  For our faith community, it was a

Dig Deeper: A 20s/30s Initiative for Food Justice

Dig Deeper: A 20s/30s Initiative for Food Justice

Dig Deeper is a food justice initiative made possible by a grant from The Episcopal Church’s Young Adult and Campus Ministry to Saint Mark’s Cathedral. Saint Mark’s is partnering with the Diocese of Olympia and Nurturing Roots Farm to create opportunities for young adults to participate in the work of food justice in the ways we grow, harvest, share, and repurpose food and advocate for a more just food system. A partner in this grant, Nurturing Roots Farm, is in

Earth Month Resources & Events

Earth Month Resources & Events

The month of April is Earth Month and although we believe caring for God’s Creation should be faithfully lived out every month, focusing on Earth Month can provide some entry points into beginning or deepening your church’s care for Creation! Here are some resources and events to spark your creativity in celebrating the goodness of Creation and getting into concrete and faithful action to protect it. READ MORE And don’t forget these upcoming diocesan events: 4/5 @ 7:00-8:30 pm: Bringing

Creation Care Advisory Announcement

Creation Care Advisory Announcement

We have exciting news about diocesan Creation Care! A small group of members from various parishes has come together to form an advisory group focused on Creation Care. Together we have developed a set of offerings that (a) present ideas and raise up activities taking place in parishes across the diocese; (b) provide an opportunity to collectively take steps to meet, share, and together appreciate the importance of Creation Care and further Climate Justice; and (c) collate information from across

Creation Care Advisory Group Seeks Members

Creation Care Advisory Group Seeks Members

Carrying the exciting momentum and energy from Convention, we have gathered a group to guide and organize the diocese’s efforts around Creation Care. You can watch this video to learn more about what our diocesan effort may look like through the experience of the Diocese of San Diego. The committee is currently formulating and discerning how to best connect the dots between parishes to collaborate and share Creation Care resources, events, actions, and liturgies. We hope to offer opportunities and

COP 27 Holiday Report

COP 27 Holiday Report

Image by https://www.cop27.eg/assets/img/cop27-logo.svg, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72213177 From John Kydd, Missioner for Climate Care and Climate Justice: It’s about 6 am in Sharm el Sheikh, and the call to prayer (adhan meaning “to listen”) rolls gently past my patio and out toward the Red Sea. The singer (muezzin) has a wonderful voice, deep and marbled with feeling. A second, a female-sounding voice, steps in. No duet, just the adhan through a different register. The first call is to come to prayer

Creation Care Follow-Up from Convention

Creation Care Follow-Up from Convention

Thanks to all who contributed to and participated in our Creation Care themed Convention. How energizing it was to recount, celebrate, and look forward to more of this important work in the diocese and larger tradition! Here are a few follow-up announcements: Creation Care Formation Study: Stay tuned in 2023! While we had originally planned on a November start date, there are some potentially exciting developments that have pushed our timeline back a bit. Communications: Let us know about the best