Phina Borgeson

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Episcopal Deacon involved in food system ministry and developing diaconal ministry leaders.

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December 23, 2009

In the California office of Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) on Dec. 18, staff members were reluctant to leave their desks, reported founder the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham. Instead they stayed glued to their computers, following the...

December 15, 2009

Last weekend, while the world's attention was focused on tense talks between developed and developing nations in Copenhagen, and church bells rang out the necessity of binding climate change agreements, Interfaith Power and Light announced...

December 10, 2009

When Bill Mebane presented a paper on his work with fish ponds in Haiti at the annual agricultural conference of ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) in December, he was achieving one of the goals for next steps in this...

December 9, 2009

As delegates gather in Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Change Conference Dec. 7-18, the hopes of faith groups concerned are represented in written statements and personal witness. The Rev. Jeff Golliher, program associate for the...

December 7, 2009

Training for green-collar jobs has become easier to find as concerns with climate change and alternatives to fossil fuels grow, but Solar Richmond, a nonprofit founded in 2006, is more than a training program. Serving the underemployed in...

October 20, 2009

Bell ringing, postcard campaigns and community connections will point the way to Copenhagen when congregations join in the International Day of Climate Action this Saturday, October 24. Organized by the 350.org campaign, this year's...

October 14, 2009

The Rev. Peter Rood, rector of Holy Nativity Church in Westchester, California, tells of being contacted by City Council member Bill Rosendahl, who wondered if it were possible to plant a garden in the atrium of his office building. The...

October 8, 2009

Students donned aprons over their school uniforms and went to work Thursday evening, October 8, in the new teaching kitchen at St. Philip's Academy, an Episcopal school in Newark, New Jersey. Part of the school's EcoSpaces program, the...

October 5, 2009

Elizabeth Freese, founder of Deep Conversion Communications, has won the Franciscan Philanthropist Award in this year's Earth Ministry sermon contest. One of four finalists preaching at University Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington...

October 4, 2009

While delegates to the Diocese of Wyoming's convention registered October 1 in the soon-to-be-opened diocesan center in Casper, the Presiding Bishop and diocesan staff toured the work in progress. Convention-goers were also given...

September 20, 2009

The Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Conference welcomed more than 50 Californians to Trinity Church in Menlo Park September 19 to kick off Global Climate Week. Inspired by opening worship where California Assistant Bishop Steven...

September 14, 2009

An image gallery accompanying this article is available here. A Quiet Garden is both place and program. These tranquil spots for solitary refreshment offer opportunities for learning and praying in community. Located at churches, private...

September 2, 2009

What is fisheries science? How does it fit in the larger picture of science? How do the press, the church, and policy makers influence the public understanding of fisheries science? These are some of the questions Episcopal layman...

August 27, 2009

When ecologist Daniel Goleman addressed Episcopalians gathered at Grace Church, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, on August 27, he commended their efforts in cooperative buying of low impact parish supplies. "You can become national models...

July 30, 2009

The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, has announced the creation of the Center for Religion and Environment, which connects its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Theology, and All Saints Chapel in a partnership to...

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