Friday, January 2, 2015

Announcing the Stewardship of the Environment Committee's Plans for the First Quarter of 2015

The Stewardship of the Environment committee (SEC) wishes everyone a happy New Year and we want to share some of the actions we have planned for the first part 2015.

We will kick off the new year with a statement from Bishop Barry Clarke on Ecology followed by an article that reviews some of the environmental initiatives of different faith communities. Then we will an explore how these communities are working together on ecological oriented actions. We will examine Christian eco-ecumenicism and interfaith environmental stewardship efforts. Then we will take an in depth look at how Pope Francis is leading Christians and the Catholic Church in a more environmentally responsible direction.

The SEC will begin reaching out to local faith communities to forge ties and encourage mutual support. Ahead of Global Divestment Day in February, we will launch a campaign that encourages churches and others to withdraw their financial support for fossil fuels.

We will promote local actions in support of the environment including an Atrium Presentation at the Diocese scheduled for April 2015. This presentation will address the tar sands in Alberta incorporating wider environmental and social justice issues. We will also provide coverage and support for the Blue Dot Tour's efforts to make clean air and water a constitutional right for all Canadians.

We look forward to your readership and your support. We encourage you to share your thoughts and your view with us. Get in touch with us in the comments section of this page or write us directly at

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