Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy

Environmental Racism

We preach and teach that all creation is very good, that "the Earth is the Lord's," and that all life is sacred. Our witness to the justice Jesus proclaims is expressed as we care for endangered species, degraded ecosystems and the poverty of humanity. We envision a world where caring for all creation means cleaning up toxic sites in inner-city neighborhoods, providing green jobs, working to prevent childhood asthma and protecting endangered species, creating a sustainable life-nurturing economics, and working urgently to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Join us in spreading the word that together we can change the world.

Please refer to our Action section to learn more about what you can do about environmental racism.

Working together for justice.

[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."

[6/9/2011]  African faith leaders call for action on climate change
World leaders must set binding targets for phasing out fossil fuels and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to less than one degree centigrade as a measure of slowing down global warming, African faith leaders have said.

[4/18/2011]  Iowa churches embrace 'green' Palm Sunday
[Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier] At St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the Palm Sunday celebration is also an opportunity to practice stewardship and social justice. The parish purchases Chamaedorea palms through Eco-Palms, a project that promotes sustainable harvesting practices and fair wages for harvesters.

[1/6/2011]  El Salvador trip aims to reinforce solidarity
[Buffalo (NY) News] Six members of Trinity Episcopal Church in Buffalo, New York, are spending next week in El Salvador, to reinforce a relationship that started several years ago to advocate on behalf of Salvadorans when the needs of Western culture collide with their way of life.

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