Shield of the Episcopal Church, USA

The Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN)

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

EpEN Logo

Interested in caring for creation? Join our e-mail list. Click below.

Celtic Divider

 

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

Episcopal Ecological Network
c/o C. Morello
446 Cottage Grove East

Heath, OH 43056USA
e-mail the EpEN Chair
[please remove the square brackets from the address before sending]

 

 

Eco-Justice Resolutions
from the Episcopal Church

Addition to Baptismal Covenant Language

Proposed Resolution for the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, USA, June-July 2015

Resolution 2015-C015: Addition to Baptismal Covenant Language

Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 78th General Convention authorize the trial addition to the Baptismal Covenant of a sixth question concerning our responsibility as baptized Christians to care for God's creation; and be it further

Resolved, That the additional question and response be worded as follows:
"Will you cherish the wondrous works of God, and protect the beauty and integrity of all creation?
I will, with God's help." ; and be it further

Resolved, That use of this additional question and response be authorized for trial use as part of the Baptismal Covenant for the triennium 2016 - 2018.


Proposer: Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Explanation:

This resolution began at the 229th Convention of the Diocese of Connecticut, which authorized the Bishops to create a Working Group to: draft liturgical language expanding the Baptismal Covenant; offer it to congregations for study; and consider submitting the proposed language and study report to The Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. The Working Group presented its report to the 230th Convention of the Diocese of Connecticut, with the conviction that advancing the proposed resolution directly to General Convention is the best response to the increasingly urgent imperative and longing many congregations expressed to recognize our shared calling to care for creation.

Celtic Braid

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.

Back to Episcopal Resolutions Page

last update: 2015-06-15

This website created by Logo of IRIS Enterprises and maintained by Chuck Morello. Please send information on errors to our Webteam.

Copyright © by 
Episcopal Ecological Network
Some Celtic graphics made available by AON Celtic Art.