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Caring for God's Creation: Called to be Stewards
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Contact information:

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

Newark, OH 43055 USA
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Executive Council Resolution prior to
70th General Convention (1991)
of the Episcopal Church, USA

The 70th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, USA met in Phoenix, AZ, in July 1991. Prior to the General Convention, the Executive Council passed the following Resolution:

Church Policy: Global Environmental Crisis

Executive Council 11/3 - 6/89

Resolved, That the Executive Council, at its meeting in New York City November 3-6, 1989, recognizing the General Convention’s call for a policy and action statement on the global environmental crisis, support the following principles concerning the environment being proposed in Congress which:

a) affirm that the survival of all living creatures is inextricably tied to the fate of the Earth’s environment;

b) advocate the need for an international effort to confront the global environmental crisis;

c) treat our country’s environmental problems as a grave long-term national concern;

d) deal comprehensively with the issues of global warming; stratospheric ozone depletion; extinction of species; air pollution; surface water and ground water pollution; solid, toxic, and hazardous waste production and disposal; land-use and acid rain;

e) address the issue of increasing world population in the context of the need for natural resources to support the peoples of the earth; and be it further

Resolved, That the Council commend and endorse the celebration of Earth Day next April 22nd, in concert with many churches and organizations throughout the world, as a sign of commitment of this Church to its participation in resolving the environmental crisis; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent to the President, the Secretary General of the U.N., the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, and chief Congressional sponsors of environmental policy.

From November 1989 meeting of Executive Council


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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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