Voices for Godís Creation
It has been noted
by the sages that knowledge becomes wisdom sometime
around the age of 79. Well, we are now celebrating
our collective 120th
year, and with that milestone in mind, we offer a
few reflections, dreams and hopes. We are two friends
from distinct regions of the nation one layman,
one clergyman, living 3,000 miles apart, brought together
by a common faith, and a great Episcopal communion.
We have arrived at a similar place at a similar time
in our lives.
The Episcopal Ecological
Network (EpEN), established to enhance
our churchís mission to serve all in creation, facilitated
our meeting, nurtured our commitment to a strong ecological
framework for our lives, and fostered pride in our
being associated with many men and women who share
a similar passion for preserving the integrity of
As members of the
EpEN,we invite you to share in a journey and
new venture with us. As we reflect on our 120 years
on the planet and our 16 years as members of the Episcopal
Ecological Network, we gratefully acknowledge
the voices of the prophets of old who held their generations
accountable for their actions. We
feel that our times today require voices willing to
speak for the voiceless in creation in an on-going
and strident manner. We feel that the written
word communicated electronically is a viable medium
to share the Ďgreater gospelí (a new phrase to include
the book of nature). We want you to participate with
us in a monthly Ďget out the voteí for Godís creation
and all that lies therein.
We will write a column
that will invite you to respond with your own comment
or column. The dialogue of 2 will grow to 3, 4, 5
and then 5,000. When this is feeding 5,000 we will
have built a voice into a heavenly chorus that just
might be loud enough to be heard in the Diaspora
of every diocese. Everyone on the column will have
a chance to speak electronically to everyone else.
We will build this dialogue on this web site.
We want to build a chorus one voice at a time, and
your voice is important to the building up of Godís
realm and the preservation of Godís garden.
All messages will
be recorded and saved and the body of commentary will
become a contemporary book of the Bible fit for the
Apocrypha. Let us hear your voices.
~ the Rev Peter Kreitler & Jack
Eco Epistle #1
July 30, 2002