Creation care

Creation Care

Care and justice for all creation is a core value of The Episcopal Church.

Creation care ministries seek to heal, defend, and work toward justice for all God's creation and to respect the kinship and connection of all that God created through education, advocacy, and action. In order to create capacity in the church for environmental stewardship initiatives, and in response to Resolution A030 of the 78th General Convention, the Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation was appointed in 2016.

The Episcopal Church and COP24

Katowice, Poland December 2-14, 2018

Below are updates on the Presiding Bishop's Delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference (known as the COP). This is an annual intergovernmental meeting to focus on global dialogue and action around the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Follow along with us on social media using #EpiscopalClimate 

Learn about the Episcopal Church and Climate Change including the goals for COP24 in this slideshow the delegation will use while in Poland. 

The Episcopal Church & Climate Change. Through the care of creation, we safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life on the earth. December 2018

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Learn what the delegation is advocating for at COP24 by exploring this fact sheet.

Read the press release to learn about who is in the delegation, led by Bishop Marc Andrus of the Diocese of California, and check out Episcopal News Service coverage ahead of the event. 

Make sure to check out the Episcopal Church Global Relations United Nations office and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations for more content and chances to take action. We will be updating this section of the webpage as more information comes forward.


A Word to the Church

Episcopal Bishops issue a letter urging ‘prayerful listening’ on race, environment, poverty

God calls us to listen to each other with increased attention. It is only with unstopped ears and open eyes that our hearts and lives will be changed. It is through the reconciling love of God in Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit that we and the earth itself will be healed.

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Tell Congress to Protect Critical Environmental Programs!

Though the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is a setback, advocacy on environmental issues can still have a big impact. Make your voice heard on climate issues and learn about the impact the appropriations process can have on our environment, economy, and health.

Our natural resources are carefully stewarded by U.S. government programs ranging from clean air regulations to climate change adaptation funding to investments in research and development for clean energy. Heeding our Episcopal call to promote environmental stewardship, join us in this important advocacy effort.

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The Rev. Melanie Mullen
Director, Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care