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Eco-Justice Resolutions
from Dioceses of the Episcopal Church

Support Of The"Genesis Covenant"

Passed by the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, November 2008


Support Of The "Genesis Covenant"

Resolved, That the 120th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, in accord with our resolution of 2006, recognizes that the use of fossil fuels is contributing to changes in the global climate that threaten the lives and livelihoods of our neighbors and all creatures around the world; and be it further

Resolved, That the Convention affirms that our Christian response to climate change is a deeply moral and spiritual issue and requires response from the Church of the highest urgency; and be it further

Resolved, That the Convention of the Diocese of Oregon endorses the Genesis Covenant, and be it further

Resolved, That the Convention encourages all diocesan churches, institutions, and members to commit to the Genesis Covenant which calls for a 50% reduction in carbon emissions in 10 years, and recommends using the resources of the Oregon Department of Energy, Oregon Interfaith Power and Light, The Energy Trust of Oregon, and local utilities for technical and financial assistance to reduce their carbon footprints.


Rationale:

In 2007, Bishop Steven Charleston was inspired to dream of the Genesis Covenant. This is a moral action which will improve the financial health of our churches and institutions as we improve our stewardship of our buildings and transportation.

The basics of the Genesis Covenant are found on the Genesis Covenant website.

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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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