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Caring for God's Creation: Called to be Stewards
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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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Conferences, Retreats, and Meetings

Throughout the year there are many conferences and retreats held by many different denominations and judicatories concerning the areas of spirituality of the Creation, ecology, and the environment.  The Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN) seeks to use this page as a central listing of such events. Your contributions and corrections are vital to getting information to the entire Network.

National Level Events:

None scheduled at this time

Please send your information about events to news[]. Please remove the square brackets in the address before sending.

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Regional/State Level Events:

September 22, 2012 (Ohio): The Spirituality of Imperfection (of the second half of life)
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
The Procter Center, London, Ohio
Details: This Quiet Day provides a reflection on the Spirituality of Imperfection, the spirituality of the second half of life. There are spacious times for quiet reflection, journaling, walking meditation, silence, and quiet conversation with one or two others after each Cycle. There will be no large group discussions. A short time at the end provides for brief reflection on the day. Some will prefer to offer their silent witness.
In the first half of life we are establishing our careers, our households, and our personas with perfection. Success and building our reputation are our priorities.
In the second half of life our striving for perfection has lost its appeal. The masks we have created are coming loose. We are learning more from our disappointments, losses, and failures than from our successes. We begin the inward journey, each in our own unique way
Leader: The Rev. John Holliger, retired, Delaware, Ohio
Cost: $15
Register: Register at
Register by September 19 so that a packet of poems will be waiting for your arrival.

more information.

October 6-7, 2012 (Minnesota): Quarterly Meeting of Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission
At: the St. Andrew's by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, Duluth, MN.
Details: Quarterly meeting with Bishop Prior in attendance of October 7.

more information.

October 7-8, 2012 (Kentucky): Green and Grow your congregation - Ground for Hope-Charlotte
Sunday, Oct. 7 from 3:00 – 7:30 pm at Myers Park Baptist Church
Monday, Oct. 8 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
Sponsor: GreenFaith and Province IV Environmental Ministsries
Details: a 2-day forum for training, conversation and networking for leaders in environmental ministry. Hosted by GreenFaith, and co-sponsored by Province IV EM and a host of other groups, this event will feature:

  • Hundreds of lay leaders, seminarians and clergy offering thanks, in multi-faith worship, for the earth.
  • Richard Cizik – nationally recognized ‘green’ Evangelical leader - delivering a passionate address.
  • Workshops for lay leaders, seminarians and clergy on enriching their preaching and teaching and other resources for their congregations
  • Locally-grown food providing nourishment and fellowship.

Sunday Workshops, Keynote, & Reception - $25
Monday Plenary & Workshops - $25
Monday Environmental Justice Bus Tour - $10
Full Event without Bus Tour - $45

more information.

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Events will be listed here as they are received. If you have information on events you would like to see listed on this page, please send them to our webteam. This page is generally updated once each month around the 15th. Please try to provide your input ahead of the 15th.


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 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.
For more information, click on the links on the left.


last update: 2012-09-17
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