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.
Thank you for everything you do to bear witness to God’s love for the whole Creation.
Our Missioner for Creation Care
Our diocesan Missioner for Creation Care, the Rev. 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 [at] revivingcreation.org) or phone (413/586-0818). Margaret invites you to visit her website, RevivingCreation.org, to sign up for her blog posts, and to join our growing network of faithful Christians in the diocese who want to work together to protect God’s Creation. If you would like to join the diocesan network, please send her an email, giving your name, email address, and church affiliation.
Season of Creation
From October 4, 2016 to November 20, 2016, our diocese will observe a Season of Creation. Click on the logo to view resources useful in every season for prayer, study, action, and advocacy on behalf of God’s Creation.
“Your Call To Emergency Mode”
Read the full article published in part in the summer issue of Abundant Times magazine.
TEC and Climate Change
The Episcopal Church has been on the forefront of the movement to save God’s creation