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.
EPPN Creation Care Series
To make an impact at the magnitude required to slow the damage humans are doing to the environment, action is required on a larger scale than what we can achieve on our own. Sound policy can make the large-scale impact required. The educational pieces below outline evolving policy, from various proposals on carbon pricing to focusing on renewable energy. Our hope is that these series will help spur a movement for greater study, reflection, and conversation across the Church.
Published in 2021:
- The Paris Agreement and 1.5 Degrees Celsius
- Wise Stewardship of Land
- Climate Migration Abroad and At Home
- The Energy Transition
- Solving the Climate Crisis: Policies for a Green Recovery
Published in 2019:
- Introduction to the Series
- Carbon Tax
- Just Transitions
- Trade Deals
- Government Infrastructure
- Clean Water
- Renewable Energy
- Environmental Racism
For more resources on Creation Care, visit the Creation Care home page.
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.
Episcopal Church Resources
Ask Congress to Support the Arctic Refuge Protection Act
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.
Episcopal Church Resources
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.
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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.
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