Creation Care

Creation Care

As we are called by God to care for creation, we support policies that protect the natural resources that sustain all life on Earth. The Church calls for policies that mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, promote sustainable energy, the safe and just use of natural resources, and support communities impacted by a lack of environmental stewardship. 

For more resources on Creation Care, visit the Creation Care home page.

Take action to protect critical environmental programs

Arctic Refuge

For more than 10,000 year, the Gwich’in, an indigenous people who are largely Episcopalian, have lived in the area that is known today as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Gwich’in nation’s historic cultural and religious traditions designate a specific area of their land as “the sacred place where life begins.” The Episcopal Church has long stood by the Gwich’in, defending their right to existence and sustainability as this sacred land is under threat from oil exploration in the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Caribou in the Arctic Refuge

Climate Change and the United Nations

Together with The Episcopal Church’s Representative to the United Nations, we advocate on the international level at the UN to address climate change. We participate in the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the Conference of Parties, or CoP, an annual intergovernmental meeting focused on global dialogue and action on climate issues.

Ask the animals... the birds of the air... the plants of the earth... the fish of the sea... Job 12:7-10 #EpiscopalClimate

Climate Resiliency and Disaster Preparedness

In the U.S. and internationally natural disasters are becoming more severe and communities, especially those that are marginalized or impoverished, face significant barriers to recovery. We therefore advocate for federal programs that help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters such as flooding, wind, and forest fires.

Resources

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Take action to support disaster preparedness programs

Resources Developed by The Episcopal Church 

Resources Developed by Partners

ecoAmerica & Blessed Tomorrow

A program by people of faith, for people of faith, that offers ideas, tools and language to address the impacts to our climate. Check out these resources for tested messaging to deepen engagement within The Episcopal Church on the environment as part of our moral imperative to care for creation.