Creation Care

Working for climate justice on God's good Earth
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A Call to Climate Action in Massachusetts

Creation Care Justice Network, the growing band of Episcopalians across Massachusetts who are working together to address the climate emergency, recently created a video that frames our mission. Please take a look – and then sign up to join our network! For more information, email creationjusticeepisma@gmail.com.

On March 23, 2021, the bishops of the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts issued a declaration of climate emergency, with suggested resources and actions.

Here's the "why."

Runaway climate change, toxic waste, and resource depletion are threatening to unravel the web of life upon which we, and all God’s creatures, depend. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Christians in this diocese are rising up to proclaim God’s love for the Earth, which God pronounces “very good” (Genesis 1:31) and which the crucified and risen Christ gave his life to redeem.

Now is the time to experience afresh our reverence for the Earth, which reveals God’s glory, and to express our concern for our neighbors, here and worldwide, who are already affected by extreme weather events, rising seas, and conflicts over natural resources, such as water. Now is the time to proclaim our vision of a just, sustainable, and healthy world.

The best way to stay informed and connected with our diocese’s Creation care ministry is to subscribe to Creation Care Network News. Please sign up here.

Thank you for everything you do to bear witness to God’s love for the whole Creation.

Equity and justice have to be the lens
through which we solve this problem.
It can’t be an afterthought. It can’t be an aside.
If it doesn’t work for the most disadvantaged among us,
it will not solve the problem.

Climate Emergency Webinar Series

Visit The Episcopal Church’s webpage for Creation Care

The Episcopal Church’s Covenant for the Care of Creation is a commitment to practice loving formation, liberating advocacy and life-giving conversation as individuals, congregations, ministries and dioceses. Explore the Covenant here and sign up for the newsletter and opportunities to formally adopt the Covenant in your community.

Our Creation Care Resolutions

Our diocese has passed three strong resolutions on Creation care.

In 2019, the 118th Diocesan Convention passed “GOOD NEWS FOR ALL CREATION”

This resolution affirms the Episcopal Vision for Creation Care put forward by  Bishop Michael Curry and The Episcopal Church, and calls upon all our clergy and lay members to: take the pledge to Creation Care and “place the care of God’s Creation at the heart of our common life” as we work to grow a (1) loving, (2) liberating, and (3) life-giving relationship with the whole of God’s Creation.

The resolution calls on all our clergy and lay members to meet each of these goals by carrying out a wide range of actions – such as preaching and praying, engaging in legislative advocacy to keep fossil fuels in the ground, and reducing our personal carbon footprint.

The full text of the resolution is here.

In 2018, the 117th Diocesan convention passed “LIVING LIGHTLY ON GOD’S GOOD EARTH”


Among other things, this resolution called on all parishes in the Diocese to be faithful stewards of our fragile planet by creating a Green Team and undertaking an energy audit of all parish buildings in order to reduce the parish’s carbon footprint.

The full text of the resolution is here.

In 2017, the 116th Diocesan convention passed “WE ARE STILL IN: A RESOLUTION TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE"

Among other things, this resolution praised the “We Are Still In” declaration, in which hundreds of signatories pledge support of the goals of the Paris Climate Accord, and joined with the United Church of Christ in living out the principles of the Paris Climate Accord by committing our time, financial resources, and prayers to:

  • call on our congregations and every person of faith to set a moral example by making decisions of integrity in our energy choices and holding our leaders accountable to likewise reduce carbon emissions;
  • call on our clergy and lay leaders to speak from the pulpit about our moral obligation to protect God’s creation; and
  • call on our communities of faith to be bold and courageous in proclaiming the urgency of the climate crisis in the public square and at the local, state, and federal levels.

The full text of the resolution is here.

Green Team Resources

The Episcopal Church has been on the forefront of the movement to save God’s earth.

As part of living into the Jesus Movement, The Episcopal Church has asked individuals and congregations to commit to its Creation care pledge.

Nineteen resolutions regarding the care of Creation were passed at the 2018 General Convention (read more here).

Energy Audit Resources

Ways to Connect

Meet the Missioner for Creation Care

The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

Our diocesan Missioner for Creation Care, the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, represents the diocese at environmental conferences and other gatherings so that the Church has a seat at the table for one of the most crucial issues of our time. Her mission is to mobilize a wave of religious activism within and beyond the diocese to protect and heal God’s Creation. Margaret also reports on climate action opportunities and builds ecumenical, interfaith and secular partnerships.

If you would like to invite her to preach, to lead a retreat, or to speak at your church, please contact her by email (mbj@revivingcreation.org).

Margaret invites you to visit her website, RevivingCreation.org, where you will find sermons, articles, books, and more. Please signup for her newsletter and join our Creation Care Justice Network (CCJN), which includes both dioceses in MA.

Are you getting Creation Care Network news each month?

Margaret would love to include you in her monthly, Creation Care Network e-news. Get a message from Margaret on the first of the month that includes opportunities to pray, learn, act, and advocate for the earth.
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