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Stewardship of Creation Committee: News

Committee Activities

Weekly eBlasts Resume 
Monday, April 14, 2014
The Stewardship of Creation Committee has completed migration of its email to a new server. The new contact address for the Committee is socc@thediocese.net.
Temporary Suspension of Weekly eBlasts 
Thursday, January 30, 2014
The Stewardship of Creation Committee is moving its eBlasts to a new mailing platform. In the interim, weekly mailings will be suspended and are targeted to resume in early March. Please contact the Committee at socc@thediocese.net with any questions.
219th Annual Council supports study of "Green Church" initiatives 
Saturday, January 25, 2014
The 219th Annual Council of the Diocese adopted on January 25, 2014, a resolution calling on churches in the Diocese to study the Green Church initiatives of other denominations, to implement measures to make their operations more environmentally benign, and to look to the Stewardship of Creation Committee for support in that effort.

Anglican Communion

Anglicans urged to pray, work for renewed climate change commitment 
Friday, November 18, 2011
Members of the worldwide Anglican Communion are being challenged to pray for the success of pending 17th Conference of Parties negotiations on climate change and to sign the "We have faith: Act now for climate justice" petition calling for a renewed commitment to tackling climate change. In advance of the Conference, the Anglican Communion Environmental Network expressed concern that "[t]here is little sign that the world's nations are truly serious about making the emissions cuts that are so urgently needed. Short-term economic growth is threatening the prospects for global long-term human development,"
House of Bishops Calls for Creation of More Compassionate and Sustainable Economies That Support the Well-Being of All God's Creation 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
At its meeting in Province IX in Quito Ecuador in September 2011, the Episcopal Church House of Bishops issued a pastoral teaching that called for active effort “to create more compassionate and sustainable economies that support the well-being of all God’s creation.”