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November 9, 2011
Three Episcopal churches are among the nominees for the fifth annual "Energy Oscar" awards to be presented on Nov. 15 by California Interfaith Power and Light (CIPL) at Grace Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco. The awards honor California congregations of many faiths that address global warming and energy conservation issues in their local faith communities through green building,...
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November 7, 2011
Faith Based Recommendations for United States Participation in COP17 Ensuring a Global Commitment Beyond Kyoto As people and communities of faith, called to till and to tend – to protect and to serve - God’s Creation and seek justice for all people, we believe that a global framework and response to climate change is necessary to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. A...
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October 19, 2011
Editor's note: A Portuguese translation of this article follows the English version and a Spanish translation is available here. Click here for an image gallery. Araides Duarte da Luz grew up in a migrant-worker family, living wherever anyone offered them a place. His wife, Marilene Hammel, grew up on a farm her family was forced to sell during Brazil's "green revolution."...
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October 19, 2011
Araides Duarte da Luz creció en una familia de obreros migrantes, que vivían dondequiera que alguien les ofrecía un lugar. Su esposa, Marilene Hammel, se crió en una finca que su familia se vio obligada a vender durante la "revolución verde" de Brasil. En la actualidad, ellos viven con sus hijos en una casa de ladrillo de un asentamiento permanente...
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September 21, 2011
Recently we returned from a trip to the United Kingdom, including a five-day visit to the island of Iona in western Scotland, a mecca of Celtic Christianity. At first glance, it was difficult to square our expectations with the modest village and simple landscape we found there. But soon we noticed that something was very different there — beginning with the food. The food on Iona was...
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July 13, 2011
Help Preserve the Health of Americans by Protecting our Nation's Rivers and Streams The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. --Genesis 2:15 As citizens of the United States and as people of faith, we believe that it is a matter of justice and faithful service to ensure that our government provides clean and safe water to all Americans. Lawmakers...
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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 spiritual and moral loneliness, and others to want." -- from The Gift of Good Land by Wendell Berry As a...
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February 17, 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 concentrations of greenhouse gases are the greatest threats to the sustainability of our planet,"...