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Caring for God's Creation: Called to be Stewards
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Episcopal Ecological Network
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1375 Residence Drive

Newark, OH 43055 USA
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Eco-Justice Resolutions
from Dioceses of the Episcopal Church

The Merciful and Humane Treatment of God’s Creatures

Passed in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey in February 27, 2008

Resolution 2009-4
The Merciful and Humane Treatment of God’s Creatures


Be It Resolved, That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey support the humane and merciful treatment of all of God’s Creatures, with specific concern as to (a) actions that can lead to the extinction of species of animals in the wild and (b) housing and treatment of domestic animals that are grown for our food; and be it

Further Resolved, That the Diocese direct the Environmental Commission to provide info­mation to educate our parishes about decisions that would affect the lives and health of the most vulnerable of animal life; and be it

Further Resolved, That each congregation be encouraged to refer this resolution to their outreach committee or other such venue in order to educate and disseminate information to their members and encourage environmentally friendly actions.


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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. 

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last update: 2009-04-15

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