Environmental Justice

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June 9, 2011

World leaders must set binding targets for phasing out fossil fuels and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to less than one degree centigrade as a measure of slowing down global warming, African faith leaders have said.

The leaders, meeting under the auspices of the All Africa...

May 10, 2011

The interdenominational group Kairos is urging immediate action as Alberta's largest oil spill since 1975 threatens the Lubicon Cree community of Little Buffalo in northern Alberta. More than 28,000 barrels of oil, leaked from a ruptured section of the Rainbow pipeline, are affecting air...

April 19, 2011

The first Earth Day in 1970 marked a rare occasion where millions of Americans united to demonstrate their concern for the deteriorating state of the environment. Forty years later, the importance of protecting the environment has become ever more apparent when we experienced the largest...

April 12, 2011

As Holy Week quickly approaches and Good Friday and Earth Day coincide, the Episcopal Church has compiled liturgical, educational and other resources for incorporating earth-care themes into services and celebrations.

"This year Earth Day falls within Holy Week, specifically on Good...

March 23, 2011

"To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of creation. The point is, when we do this knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament; when we do it ignorantly, greedily, clumsily, destructively, it is a desecration…in such desecration, we condemn ourselves to...

February 22, 2011

The Ecumenical Water Network (EWN), based at the World Council of Churches, works on issues of water and water scarcity through raising the awareness of churches, collaborating with church-related organizations and promoting ecumenical responses to these issues.

In part, the EWN...

February 16, 2011

Bishops of the seven dioceses in Province I recently created an "energy stewardship minister" position aimed at coordinating congregations' efforts at carbon footprint reduction through decreased energy usage, according to a Feb. 16 press release.

"Global warming and rising...

February 9, 2011

The Anglican Church of Canada is taking steps towards a green revolution it hopes will sweep across 1,700 parishes nationwide. The Partners in Mission and Eco-justice (PIMEJ) of General Synod will launch a national database this year to provide information on eco-friendly and energy-efficient...

January 4, 2011

High in the central mountain town of Aibonito, Puerto Rico, an hour or so from San Juan, spirituality and environmental sustainability are merging at Centro Espíritu Santo.

Part retreat center, part eco-lab, vegetable garden and nature preserve, and part burgeoning local congregation,...

December 12, 2010

As Anglicans and Episcopalians met last week in the Dominican Republic to share their stories and organize around issues of climate justice, in Panama heavy rains and floods killed at least 10 people, displaced 4,700 more, and forced the first-ever weather-related closure of the Panama Canal....

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