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Episcopal Ecological Network
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Executive Council Resolution prior to
66th General Conventions (1979)
of the Episcopal Church, USA

The 66th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, USA met in Denver, CO, in July 1979. Prior to the General Convention, the Executive Council passed the following Resolution relating to the environment:

Support for Efforts to Resolve the Energy Crisis

Executive Council Resolution EXC041977.12

Whereas, The energy crisis is one of unprecedented proportions to the citizens of the United States, and indeed, of the entire world; and

Whereas, It is the duty of all citizens to address themselves to an urgent effort to resolve this crisis to the ultimate benefit of all mankind; and

Whereas, It is the especial duty and moral responsibility of Christians to be good stewards of all of God's gifts to mankind; therefore, be i

Resolved, That the Executive Council commend the President of the United States for focusing the attention of the World on the energy crisis, and for his initiatives in starting the process of resolving this crisis; and be it further

Resolved, That the Executive Council urge the President and the Congress to proceed without delay:

  1. to draft and enact legislation to promote the judicious use of our resources in order that energy will be available to future generations; and
  2. to promote the development of energy sources with the minimum adverse effects practicable to the environment.

from: Executive Council Minutes, Apr. 27-29, 1977, Louisville, KY, pp. 25-26

Source: Archives of the Episcopal Church


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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.
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last update:  2007-07-03

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