Announcing Diocesan Climate Justice Council
In Jesus, God so loved the whole world. We follow Jesus, so we love the world God loves. Concerned for the global climate emergency, drawing on diverse approaches for our diverse contexts, we commit to form and restore loving, liberating, life-giving relationships with all of Creation.
- Creation Care, The Episcopal Church
Climate justice is on the minds and in the hearts of many of our churches, members, and leaders. It's time to work together on this issue.
We are delighted to announce the the formation of the diocesan Climate Justice Council!
If you are already engaged in climate care ministry at your church, or simply have a heart for this work at the intersection of climate care and social justice and would like to learn more, connect with John Hennessy, Director of Advocacy and Networks.
Faith Climate Action Week - April 16-25, 2021
Faith Climate Action Week is IPL’s annual program of climate-themed worship services and sermons that spans ten days of activities surrounding Earth Day in celebration of Earth Month. This is IPL’s premier event to create a mass movement of people of faith preaching, teaching, and acting to heal the climate.
The theme of Faith Climate Action Week in 2021 is “Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections Between our Faith, our Food, and the Climate." We will examine how our food systems contribute to injustice and to climate change, and how our faith traditions call us to respond through practical solutions.
The kit includes a Sacred Ground Guide with information on how the ways in which we grow our food can be part of the climate solution, and also bring about a more just community. In the kit there are faith-based discussion materials; suggested short films; a Garden Blessing ceremony; and suggestions and resources for how to get engaged in supporting food justice and healthy soil.
How we grow our food largely determines how we treat the world, and one another. IPL invites you to dig in to this discussion on these connections for your Earth Day celebrations in 2021.