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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.