Care and justice for all creation is a core value of The Episcopal Church. Eco-justice ministries seek to heal, defend, and work toward justice for all God's creation and to respect the kinship and connection of all that God created through education, advocacy, and action.


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July 30, 2014
It was the end of the arctic summer when Charlie first showed me the cracks in the tundra. Charlie is a hunter in the Arctic Village of Alaska, a Gwich’in settlement so remote that it can only be reached by plane. I am a policy analyst for The Episcopal Church, and was visiting Charlie’s village to reconnect with the Gwich’in community, a native people with whom The Episcopal...
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April 10, 2013
Migel's small plot of maize crop appeared infested with weeds; tall green plants disrupted the ordered rows of corn stalks. But Migel explained that the green legume, indigenous to Chiapas, Mexico, functioned as a natural fertilizer by extracting nitrogen from the air and enriching the soil.   Migel then took us to his garden. He had interspersed basil and oregano plants among his...
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June 20, 2012
In late March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new standards that would reduce harmful emissions from new power plants. Power plants are the single largest sources of carbon dioxide pollution in our country, and the new rule seeks to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants. Currently the EPA is accepting public input on the proposal until...
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April 17, 2012
Reconciliation is God's mission-reconciling the world to God in Christ is the way Episcopalians put it. Reconciliation means restoring God's intention for the world. It's needed in the relationships between human beings and their creator, between and among human beings, and-in ways of which we are becoming increasingly aware-between human beings and the rest of creation." -...
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March 2, 2012
The reflection this week is offered by Michael Schut, Economic and Environmental Affairs Officer for the Episcopal Church For our waste and pollution of your creation, and our lack of concern for those who come after us, Accept our repentance, Lord. (The Litany of Penitence, BCP) Wendell Berry has said that industrialism - his term for the current dominant human economic system - is in a "...