Sustaining hope in the face of climate change

The heads of three religious denominations - The Episcopal Church, the Church of Sweden, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – signed a joint statement “to celebrate our commitment to hope in the face of climate change.”

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Church of Sweden Archbishop Anders Wejryd and ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson presented the document at the close of the first of a two-day environmental event, "Sustaining hope in the face of climate change" in Washington DC on May 1 and 2.

In the statement the religious leaders vowed, "It is a challenge to commit ourselves to walk a different course and serve as the hands of God in working to heal the brokenness of our hurting world."

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