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The Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN)

Caring for God's Creation: Called to be Stewards
part of The Episcopal Church, USA

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If you would like to find out more about the Episcopal Ecological Network, please click on the links below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact information:

Episcopal Ecological Network
c/o C. Morello
1375 Residence Drive

Newark, OH 43055 USA
e-mail the EpEN Chair
[please remove the square brackets from the address before sending]

 

 

What is the EpEN?

The Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN) is a national network of active lay and clergy persons within the Episcopal Church, USA, who share a common concern for the environment and a common belief in the presence of God in all Creation, and who work to make these concerns and beliefs known throughout all the Provinces and Dioceses of the Episcopal Church.

The EpEN's mission is to educate, encourage, and facilitate congregations, diocese, provinces, and the Episcopal Church, USA, toward local, regional, national, and international activities for the stewardship of God's Creation.

While each person has different interests and concerns, the EpEN has put together an approach to God's Creation that will provide each person with a sound foundation about the matters of their concern.

  1. Each individual's ecological spiritual journey begins with reflecting on God's Creation by opening our hearts to Creation with scripture, prayer, theology and liturgy. We recall that every element of creation is a gift of God and a revelation of God – with the understanding that how we relate to our world reflects also on our relationship with God.
  2. After reflecting (reading, studying, and inwardly digesting), each individual's spiritual journey moves to being more educated about the issues before us (both locally and around the world). The knowledge of the scientific and practical ecological issues compliments the knowledge of the theological and spiritual issues.
  3. Finally, after reflection and education, there is an increased awareness of personal and community responsibility to act in ways that protect, heal, and honor the integrity of God's Creation. This awareness will lead each person to intentional changes in lifestyles that reflect a reverence for God's Creation. We encourage parishioners to develop responsible individual and community activities which protect and heal all Creation.

Each of us is in a different point our our ecological spiritual journey and the path we travel may move back and forth across the areas of Reflection, Education, and Action. The EpEN has put together some tools to help you in each of these areas. As you visit the website, please take time to contact the individuals indicated who may help you in your own personal ecological spiritual journey. The EpEN also offers tools and information about activities – local, regional, national – in which you can become involved.

Please join us in honoring God's presence on this fragile earth, our island home.

The EpEN is a national network of active lay and clergy persons within the Episcopal Church, USA, who share a common concern for the environment and a common belief in the presence of God in all Creation and who work to make these concerns and beliefs known throughout all Provinces and Dioceses within the church.  Members come from around the Episcopal Church USA.  The activities of the EpEN are focused on the areas of Reflection, Education, and Action. 

If you would like to contact any of these groups or to find out more about the EpEN, please click on the links on the left.

last update:  2012-05-04

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