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Only Accountability Can Save Us: Reflections on COP26

November 12, 2021

By Lola Brown As a young person in the climate movement, I’ve gotten used to pressure. My generation understands that we are the final defense against catastrophic climate disaster, not because the timeline snuck up on the world, but because of the inaction of our elders. This pressure compelled me to participate in COP26 as […]

How is COP26 going? Reflection by The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Andrus

November 11, 2021

How is COP26 going? Two answers to this question are readily available (in our dualistic world, is this a surprise?):  One: It’s great! Right off the bat, in Week One, big surprises of multi-national pledges were made on forests and on finance, prominently. Countries registered new, more ambitious Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs) and quick models […]

At A Breaking Point: A Youth Perspective on Crisis and Hope at COP26

November 11, 2021

My name is Solveigh Barney (she/her) and I am from the Diocese of North Dakota. I am writing this blog from the position of an official delegate of the Episcopal Presiding Bishop for COP26. I would like to take this time to write about my call to this ministry, what the climate crisis entails from […]

Loss and Damage: Why these two words hold the key to a just transition in a warming world

November 9, 2021

By Dr. Lisa Graumlich Last month I learned that I was assigned to the “loss and damage workstream” as a delegate representing The Episcopal Church at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. As a scientist who has spent her career studying the impacts of climate change, I thought, “Great […]

A Heart for Concerted Action: Reflections Midway through COP26

November 8, 2021

By the Rev. Canon Martha Kirkpatrick, Canon to the Ordinary, Episcopal Church in Delaware When events converge, I figure the cosmos is speaking to me and I try to listen harder. Something is “going on.” It is Sunday morning, November 7. COP26 began a week ago. As a member of the Presiding Bishop’s Delegation to […]

Empty Chairs – Missing Voices at COP26

November 5, 2021

By the Rev. Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care, Episcopal Presiding Bishop’s Office There’s an empty chair in the room at the UN COP Scotland – and it’s not for Elijah. Due to the pandemic, the two-week worldwide gathering for international negotiations crafting global responses to climate change convened in hybrid form. […]

COP26 — What to watch for? What to pray for?

October 15, 2021

By Lisa Graumlich I’m counting the days until November 1st. On that date, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) will convene global leaders to negotiate commitments to address the climate emergency. The sense of urgency is palpable, fueled by the recent scientific assessment revealing the planet’s steep trajectory of global warming. The UN Secretary-General […]

Climate Change: Real Consequences for Real People

October 15, 2021

By Rob Hogg Climate change is not an abstraction. It has real consequences for real people. Over the last two decades, Iowa has suffered multiple unprecedented extreme weather events. On June 13, 2008, an unprecedented flood on the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids pushed river levels more than 10 feet higher than any previous flood, […]

Episcopal Church announces Stewardship of Creation grant recipients

January 4, 2018

Twenty new grants, plus additional funding for four grants, totaling $141,109, have been awarded in the latest round of grantmaking managed by the Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation and approved by the Episcopal Church Executive Council at its October meeting. New grants were awarded to: Trinity Episcopal Church, Mineral Point, WI. Two garden […]

Applications accepted for Stewardship of Creation grants

July 5, 2017

The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation is accepting applications for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of Creation. This marks the next cycle of grantmaking by the Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation, enabled by Resolution A030,   Create Task […]

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The Rev. Melanie Mullen

Director, Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care

Phoebe Chatfield

Associate for Creation Care and Justice