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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
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EpEN Priority Areas

The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world and all that dwells therein.
- Psalm 24:1
At the April 2002 meeting in Nashville, TN, the Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN) reaffirmed the following seven topics as the Priority Issue Areas on which they fill focus for the next three to five years.  The listing is not necessarily in priority order.   In addition to an explanation of the topic area, we have included references and links for information about those areas.
If you have questions about Green Teams, we have also created a list of Green Team FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

We invite you to also visit our Print Bibliography and Electronic References pages for additional information on these Priority Areas.

Source of Light and Breath

  • Responding to global warming/climate change through Episcopal Power and Light; and,
  • Promoting green renewable energy, energy conservation, energy efficiency and clean air.

House of Lord

Continuing the greening our churches, camps, conference centers, and other meetings.

Gift of Water

  • Protecting and enhancing all watersheds and bio-regions
  • Restoring water quality

Trees of Life

  • Encouraging sustainable forest management.
  • Endorsing less roads in forests and wilderness areas.

God's Covenant with Noah

  • Preserving bio-diversity, native habitats and wilderness areas.
  • Promoting soil conservation.

Garden of God

Implementing healthy practices for agriculture and land.

Celebration of the Word

  • Integrating creation into our liturgy.
  • Encouraging use of Creation Season liturgies
  • Supporting care of creation though out the year
  • Including music in our liturgies

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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