Episcopal Church, Church of Sweden, ELCA commitment: "Sustaining hope in the face of climate change"


Episcopal Church, Church of Sweden, ELCA commitment: "Sustaining hope in the face of climate change"
The heads The Episcopal Church, the Church of Sweden, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) signed a joint commitment to climate statement. The following are five salient points from their commitment:

"1) Advocate for national and international policies and regulations that enable a swift transition from dependence on fossil fuels to clean, safe, renewable energy, and for economic systems that are fair and just.

2) Sustain an interfaith, international conversation around climate change and social and economic justice while working to keep climate change in the public’s attention.

3) Encourage our faith communities to deeper theological reflection on the moral and ethical response to climate change, and then to make public witness about climate change through advocacy at the local, national and international levels.

4) Invite our communities to prayerfully consider how their own actions, lifestyle choices – particularly our energy consumption -- affect the environment.

5) Offer our communities continued opportunities to learn about climate change and the universal church’s response to this crisis."
Sustaining hope in the face of climate change
Date Created
May 2, 2013
Mainline Protestant
The Episcopal Church
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