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Eco-Justice Resolutions
from Dioceses of the Episcopal Church

Environmental Ministry and the Development of a Green Church

Passed by the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, November 2003

RESOLUTION
THE DIOCESE OF VERMONT
DIOCESAN CONVENTION
November 7 - 8, 2003

TITLE:  Environmental Ministry and the Development of a Green Church

Resolved, That the 171st Convention of the Diocese of Vermont encourage each parish to develop an environmental policy and action plan through a process of study and reflection and; be it further

Resolved, That the environmental action plan encourage parishes to commit to reduce, reuse and recycle; conserve energy; seek renewable sources of energy; buy products made from recycled materials; and “seek to understand and uproot the political, social and economic causes of environmental abuse.”


Proposers:

Libby Hillhouse
Ellen Maloney
Environmental Ministry Team

Explanation:
The Mission of the Environmental Ministry Team is to understand and live out our Baptismal Covenant by being faithful to our sacred relationship with God’s creation. The Province One Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on the Environment recognizes that, as people of faith, we share “an urgent concern for the health and stewardship of the world.” The Bishops of Province One “encourage all members of the Episcopal Church in New England to see in the promises of the Baptismal Covenant a call to serve Christ in all creation.” We are urged to “act together to honor the goodness and sacredness of God’s creation.” We are further asked to consider “the urgency of the planetary crisis in which we now find ourselves,” to pray and take action to restore a right relationship between humankind and creation. We are called to “lift up prayers in personal and public worship for environmental justice, human rights and sustainable development.”
[All quotes are taken from the Pastoral Letter on the Environment written by the Episcopal Bishops of New England, 2003.]

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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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