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...
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...
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."
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 "...
February 22, 2012
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] On April 21, the Episcopal Church will sponsor a forum on a critical topic: The Intersection of Poverty and the Environment. Originating from St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Salt Lake City, UT, the two-hour ecumenical forum will be live webcast beginning at 10 am Mountain (9 am Pacific, 11 Central, noon Eastern).
“Through The Intersection...