It’s 103 degrees this afternoon in Indianapolis, where the General Convention of The Episcopal Church is underway. I’m on my way there to connect with the Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN) www.eeonline.org . The incredible heat should provide a good talking point!
Several resolutions touch on environmental issues. The EpEN website shows a list of General Convention resolutions related to environmental issues. In the exhibit hall, EpEN is sharing a booth with the Episcopal Network for EconomicJustice (ENEJ). Our sharing of physical space is a sign of how issues of economic justice and eco-justice issues are interwoven. Concern for God’s creation because it matters to God is part of our Christian commitment to environmental integrity; the effects of environmental degradation on the poorest people in the world is another major piece of that commitment.
A climate justice resolution and an Episcopal News Service story, Standingwith Kivalina at the 77th General Convention, shows the connections for a community above the Arctic Circle, who in turn ask us to make the connection for indigenous cultures throughout the world.