Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy

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Across the country, churches and individuals are changing the ways we live and do business to become better stewards of God's creation. Together we express and seek to embody the Episcopal Church’s call to educate, act, and advocate for environmental justice and care for all of God’s creation.

[10/28/2011]  TEXAS: Calvary Church and Dreyer's plant community fruit orchard
With the help of many from the community, Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond planted a fruit orchard of 25 trees at their Growing in Grace Community Gardens on Oct. 26. In July, Calvary was awarded a fruit orchard from Dreyer's Fruit Bars after winning an online voting contest.

[10/26/2011]  Faith communities in Canada address climate change
Faith leaders, politicians and members of the public gathered in Ottawa from Oct. 23-24 to address global warming, responding to a broad interfaith effort to call attention to climate change as a moral issue.

[10/25/2011]  A Greener Calling: Massachusetts church holds true to its preaching with repairs
[Newburyport (MA) News] The congregation at St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Amesbury, Massachusetts has taken the mission of honoring God's creation to a green level. The Rev. Susan Esco Chandler only has to look at the church's energy bill to see that the effort is paying off.

[10/19/2011]  Fighting for land, environmental protection in Brazil
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."

[9/7/2011]  Tuition subsidies available, free webinars scheduled for innovative Episcopal Church – GreenFaith partnership
[September 7, 2011] Michael Schut, Episcopal Church Economic/Environmental Affairs Officer, has announced the availability of tuition subsidies and the scheduling of two free webinars regarding the partnership between the Episcopal Church and GreenFaith.


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Interfaith Power & Light
GreenFaith Certification Program for Episcopal Churches


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