Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy

Eco-Justice Links

The links below connect to organizations working in five themes of eco-justice: personal and congregational action, alternative economics, climate change, community gardening/sustainable agriculture, and environmental justice and racism. At the bottom is a section of worship resources and sample sermons.

Personal and Congregational Action

Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN)
A grassroots network of Episcopalians from around the church that helps the Episcopal Church advocate and articulate protection of the environment and preserving the sanctity of creation.

National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Programs
An opportunity for member Protestant and Orthodox communions to work together to protect and restore God's Creation

An interfaith coalition for the environment providing practical resources to help houses of worship, religious schools, and people of all faiths become better environmental stewards.

Earth Ministry
Earth Ministry's programs help individuals, congregations, clergy, and denominations connect their faith through caring for the environment in practical ways.

Eco-Justice Ministries
Helps churches answer the call to care for all of God's creation, and develop ministries that are faithful, relevant and effective in working toward social justice and environmental sustainability.

Web of Creation
The Web of Creation offers resources and ideas for personal and social transformation to a just and sustainable world from religious perspectives.

Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN)
The Episcopal Church's grassroots advocacy group helps members stay aware of and inform their government representatives of the church positions on various issues.

Alternative Economics

Episcopal Network for Economic Justice (ENEJ)
Serves to strengthen and support those engaged in economic justice ministries and advocates for initiatives within the Episcopal Church.

Faith and Money Network
Equips people to transform their relationship with money, to live with integrity and intentionality, and to participate in creating a more equitable world.

Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries
A group committed to revisioning the relationship between the Word and our world, in order to help animate and build capacity for communities of discipleship and justice.

Resilience Circles
Also called Common Security Clubs, Resilience Circles are small groups where people come together to increase their personal security through learning, mutual aid, social action, and community support.

Climate Change

Interfaith Power & Light
With 38 state chapters and resources for congregations and individuals, IPL provides a “religious response to global warming,” promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the use of renewable energy as part of being faithful stewards of Creation.

Organizes large-scale global grassroots campaigns to raise awareness about climate change

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Household Emissions Calculator
EPA’s carbon footprint calculator for individuals

Community Gardening/Sustainable Agriculture

The North Carolina Disciple
Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina's magazine featuring tips on starting a garden and an article on agriculture and justice

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association
Calls for new thinking in every aspect of the food system, from how land is owned to how farms are capitalized to how food is produced, distributed and prepared

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)
Since 1988, the SARE grants and education program has advanced agricultural innovation that promotes profitability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities.

Bishops Blend
Organic, shade grown and certified fair trade, Bishops Blend coffee from Episcopal Relief & Development protects the earth while ensuring that coffee and tea growers are paid a living wage and have access to affordable credit.

Environmental Justice and Racism

Justice, Diakonia and Responsibility for Creation
World Council of Churches programs that engage ecumenical commitments to justice and enabling people to transform their own lives in new ways.

Promotes environmental justice through education, activism and mobilization from a progressive, faith-based perspective. They focus on a handful of initiatives, but their website links to an extensive list of resources.

Offers extensive resources on environmental justice/environmental racism, including annotated definitions, the history of the environmental justice movement, key documents and policies, and other online resources.

Worship Resources and Sermons

GreenFaith Prayers
GreenFaith has compiled environmentally-themed prayers from a number of traditions to help you with incorporating prayer into your 'green' efforts.

Interfaith Power and Light's Clergy Corner
Includes prayers, poetry, worship resources, sample sermons, sacred texts, articles and books, all with a focus on creation care

Web of Creation Prayers
Prayers for creation, Earth Day, gratitude and the universe

European Christian Environmental Network
Liturgical materials from European Christians

Prayers for Creation Care
A series of interfaith prayers for creation care from Georgia Interfaith Power and Light

Season of Creation
Liturgies for climate change, natural disasters and the season of creation

Creation Care Sermons from Earth Ministry
Sermons by Earth Ministry staff and collegues, along with other sample sermons that focus on creation care


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Interfaith Power & Light
GreenFaith Certification Program for Episcopal Churches


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