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Eco-Justice Resolutions
from Dioceses of the Episcopal Church

Support the Presiding Bishop's Call for
a Multifaith Conference to Address Climate Change

Passed by the Episcopal Diocese of Maine in 2007


Support the Presiding Bishop's Call for a Multifaith Conference to Address Climate Change

Resolved,
The Episcopal Diocese of Maine expresses its full support for our Presiding Bishop's call for a multifaith conference to launch a multifaith campaign on climate change, to be known as the "Genesis Covenant" and be it further

Resolved,
that within thirty days of the passage of this resolution the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine will write to our Presiding Bishop to express our support for the "Genesis Covenant"


Explanation:

Our Presiding Bishop, Katherine Jefferts Schori, is inviting leading representatives of many faiths to meet in Seattle in April 2008 to develop a unified program to address climate change. The effort, known as the Genesis Covenant, was first proposed by Bishop Stephen Charleston, President of the Episcopal Divinity School.

The sponsors of the Resolution believe that unifi ed action by the country's religious communities has the potential to be the catalyst for the nation to take effective action on climate change – to be, in essence, the "tipping point" .

The sponsors also believe that the more grass roots support we can demonstrate for the Genesis Covenant before the April meeting, the greater success that meeting will have.

We believe that other Dioceses in Province 1 and other Provinces are being urged to to express their support for the Genesis Covenant.

Submitted by:

the Rev. Martha Kirkpatrick; the Rev. Levering Sherman and Mr. Van Tingley

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