Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy


Responsible energy use reaches far beyond our homes and churches. It has an impact on our global brothers and sisters, other creatures, and the Earth. As we advocate for ways to address climate change, we are seeking domestic and international adaptation assistance to help those at home and around the world cope with the impacts of climate change for which they are least responsible. Read below to learn how Episcopalians demonstrate their commitment to safe, clean and just energy policies.

Working together for justice.

[8/23/2011]  Interfaith group joins protest against proposed 'tar sand' oil pipeline from Canada
A proposed pipeline to convey oil derived from "tar sand" in Canada across the American heartland is facing strong opposition from environmentalists – including faith-based groups – staging nonviolent sit-in protests this week in front of the White House in Washington D.C.

[8/15/2011]  'Cool congregations': The Interfaith Power & Light story, part 1
[National Catholic Reporter] The Rev. Sally Bingham, in partnership with Steve MacAusland, founded Episcopal Power & Light, representing a coalition of Episcopal congregations that had purchased green power. Episcopal Power & Light soon became California Interfaith Power & Light. The Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) movement has spread across the country where now 38 states and the District of Columbia have recognized IPLs.

[8/14/2011]  Episcopal Church of the Annunciation 'Goes Green' in Georgia
[Northeast Cobb (GA) Patch] The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Northeast Cobb County, Georgia, is saving energy and money in its buildings by going green. A dynamic nonprofit - Georgia Interfaith Power & Light - has funding to help other congregations of any religion analyze their energy use and give grants to make similar improvements.

[5/30/2011]  Energy Conservation Through the Lens of Faith
[Miller-McCune Magazine] Advocates of green living are often eager to support their cause by referencing benefits of an eco-friendly life style. In recent years, however, voices within progressive religion have elevated the cause to a higher plateau.

[4/27/2011]  Wyoming priest helps spark faith-based conservation movement
[Billings (MT) Gazette] If the desert was good enough for Jesus, Moses and the Essenes, the Rev. Warren Murphy believes, then it’s good for Wyoming. But members of On Sacred Ground, a faith-based movement that Murphy helped start in 2007, believe Wyoming's Red Desert is more vulnerable than ever to oil and gas exploration.

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