On April 22, millions of people from around the world will celebrate the 45th Earth Day -– a day to demonstrate support for the protection of the Earth. The Episcopal Church recognizes this as an opportunity to reflect on and raise consciousness about our call to care for all God’s creation. Our church works “to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth” as one of its Five Marks of Mission.
On March 24, The Episcopal Church gathered for an important forum on the Climate Change Crisis. This practical discussion touched on the issues that we face from our own actions and examined what we can do to respect God’s creation. In addition to stimulating conversation and raising awareness about the Climate Change Crisis, the live webcast served as the kickoff to 30 Days of Action. Various activities were offered to help individuals and congregations better understand the environmental crisis.
The webcast is now available on demand, and the forum is ideal for on-demand group viewing and discussion. It is appropriate for Sunday school, adult education, discussion groups, and community gatherings. Resources such as bibliography, on- demand video, materials for community and individual review, discussion questions and lesson plans are available here: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/climate-change-crisis.