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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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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 Conference of Churches (AACC) and the Programme for Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA), gathered June 7-8...
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December 10, 2009
Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has told President Jacob Zuma that he is well placed to speak out on issues of ecological debt and eco-justice at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. In a statement released Dec. 10, Makgoba said he had written to Zuma, welcoming his decision to attend the Copenhagen talks and thanking him for offering a...
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April 16, 2009
While we usually concentrate our updates from Washington on legislative action, a new president and administration often take executive actions on important issues. Here is some of what President Obama and his Administration have done on issues of particular interest to The Episcopal Church. As always, it is the actions of General Convention and Executive Council that determine the church...
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March 30, 2009
With a pledge to work together in addressing pressing environmental concerns in East Asia and the Pacific, representatives from several Anglican provinces and mission agencies met March 23-26 in Hong Kong for a consultation on climate change, co-sponsored by Episcopal Relief and Development, the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Province of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. The consultation was inspired...
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November 21, 2008
As members of the faith community, we are concerned about the well being of God’s Creation and God’s people. We are called to be good stewards of God’s good earth and work for justice for all of God’s people, particularly the most vulnerable among us. We are concerned for the future of this planet and believe we must work to achieve a true interconnectedness with Creation. For too long,...
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June 4, 2008
Dear Senator, Global climate change is not only a matter of stewardship, it is a matter of justice. As people of faith, we recognize the serious danger and impact that climate change will have on God’s creation and our call to protect and provide for those who are unable to provide for themselves. Unfortunately, it is those in developing nations around the world who will feel the most...