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July 26, 2013
As representatives of the faith community, we ask you to cosponsor and support passage of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 761). This bipartisan bill, introduced on April 18 by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and Rob Portman (OH), would increase energy efficiency standards, save consumers and businesses billions of dollars, add tens of thousands of jobs to the economy, and...
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April 22, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined worshippers at Washington National Cathedral April 21 to celebrate Earth Day. She presided and preached at the 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist and earlier participated in the cathedral’s forum, discussing how care for the environment participates in the wider mission of the Episcopal Church. On-demand...
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April 11, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs -- Press Release] The Episcopal Church and the Church of Sweden are sponsoring a two-day environmental event, “Sustaining hope in the face of climate change” in Washington DC on May 1 and 2. The public is invited to attend the Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon events held at St. John’s Episcopal Church Lafayette Square for no...
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February 7, 2013
[Anglican Communion Environmental Network] Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has invited Anglicans around the globe to join him in a Carbon Fast for Lent. “Lent is a time of repentance and fasting, of turning away from all that is counter to God’s will and purposes for his world and all who live in it”, he said. “This year, I invite Anglicans to focus their Lenten ‘acts of...
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February 16, 2012
[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will debate and vote on H.R. 3408, the Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act, which opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas drilling. The proponents of drilling will attempt to use the revenues derived from activities related to...
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February 9, 2012
[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives will debate H.R. 7, the transportation reauthorization bill, which has attached to it H.R. 3407, the “Alaska Energy for America Jobs Act,” a bill that seeks to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling. House leadership is pushing this proposal as an attempt to pay for a $75 billion gap in the transportation...
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December 28, 2011
[Ecumenical News International] As the concept of “going green” continues to gain traction among consumers and businesses, churches in the United Kingdom are using the Christmas season to highlight their role in improving the environment. In early December, St. Luke’s, a Catholic church in the London suburb of Pinner, switched on its solar panels, while the Anglican dioceses of...
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December 14, 2011
[Church World Service] Following Sunday’s conclusion of two weeks of talks at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban humanitarian agency Church World Service today issued a statement lamenting the postponement of  “meaningful action” on man-made threats to the atmosphere and planet and again called on President Obama and the U.S. Congress to act boldly to...
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