Creation Care

In our latest blog, the Rev. Michael Carney talks about the Creator’s miracles, and the way that, “We often take for granted the way day follows night, the changing of the seasons, the cycles of birth and death and new life.”…
By John Leech
For years, human activity has altered the world we inhabit, largely in devastating and destructive ways. In Stewards of the Earth, John Leech invites us to reimagine our relationship with our temporary home and assume our rol…
By Josh Anderson
In Seeking Refugia: Hope for a World in Climate Crisis, Josh Anderson describes his experience of reading Refugia Faith a book by Debra Rienstra, that brings joy, hope and the call to act to mend our relationship with our ear…
By Rachel Taber-Hamilton
Indigenous cultures teach that caring for world we inhabit is critical for our survival and that every living being has value. Christian Western European culture introduced a more hierarchical social structure, where value wa…
By Charis Bhagianathan
The evidence is all around us – rising global temperatures, shrinking ice sheets, rising sea levels, more extreme and highly destructive weather events. Climate change is already a very real threat to us and future generation…
By Marc Andrus
What is our call as Episcopalians to eco-justice and stewarding the gift of our planet? In Eco-Justice Lives in the Heart, Bishop Marc Andrus shares the experience of two communities – one in California and the other in Alask…
By Kate Adams
As we start the season of Lent, we enter a period of reflection about our relationship with God and his creation. As so much of Jesus’ ministry focused on healing, we shift our focus to Creation Care for this issue of Vestry …
By Haley Bankey
There are many places and ways of meeting God on our Christian journey other than our church buildings. In Holy Hikes and Thin Spaces, Haley Bankey shares how she encountered God in a lush evergreen forest – a thin space, whe…
By ECFVP Editorial Team
To help you get started on reducing the impact of climate change, the ECFVP Team offers five practical tools and resources from around the church in Make a Start on Creation Care. They offer a variety of ways that individuals…
By Francisco José Duque Gómez
In Climate Change, Biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples, the Rt. Rev. Francisco Duque Gomez, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese in Colombia, shares the science that describes the profound threat these interrelated issues bring to…
By Audra Abt
The Rev. Audra Abt, vicar of Church of the Holy Spirit in Greensboro, North Carolina, views caring for God’s creation as a ministry, not a program or activity. In Creation Care and Community Engagement, she shares ways her pa…