In this week’s free Creation Corner for church newsletters and bulletins, our green-living tip is to follow the official Episcopal Public Policy Network for their new Creation Care Series, and our quote comes from former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Share this week’s column on Facebook.
Living on God’s Earth
By Episcopal Climate News, facebook.com/EpiscopalClimateNews
This week’s earth-friendly living tip: Follow the Episcopal Public Policy Network
Did you know that the Episcopal Church has an Office of Government Relations (OGR) in Washington, D.C.? Church and state are separate, but policy and values are not. This important office educates lawmakers about the positions and values of their Episcopalian constituents. Everything OGR does is grounded in resolutions passed by General Convention, the official legislative governing body of the church, including 19 environmental resolutions passed in 2018.
OGR also “strives to equip Episcopalians to become advocates themselves,” which you can do by following their official The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) online.
This week, EPPN has launched a brand new Creation Care Series, highlighting how Episcopalians are charged to tackle issues facing our environment through better policy. Read the first article here! https://www.episcopalchurch.org/posts/ogr/eppn-creation-care-series-introduction
Episcopal Climate News quote of the week: The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori
“Individualism is basically unbiblical and unchristian… Salvation cannot be complete, in an eternal and eschatological sense, until the whole of creation is restored to right relationship. That is what we mean when we proclaim in the catechism that ‘the mission of the church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ’ and that Christian hope is to ‘live with confidence in newness and fullness of life and to await the coming of Christ in glory and the completion of God’s purpose for the world.’ We anticipate the restoration of all creation to right relationship, and we proclaim that Jesus’ life, death and resurrection made that possible in a new way.”
– Oceanographer and former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, August 27, 2009, “Salvation’s Goal: Returning All to Right Relationship.” Read the whole sermon here: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/posts/jeffertsschori/salvations-goal-returning-all-right-relationship