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Celebrating Earth Day 2021

Apr 20, 2021

Wherever you are, we hope you will join us in prayer for our Earth, our world, and the least among us:

For those who are suffering from environmental injustice…
Lord, hear our prayer.

For those who do not have access to clean water…
Lord, hear our prayer.

For those who suffer health impacts from air pollution…
Lord, hear our prayer.

For the environmental racism that endangers and harms BIPOC people…
Lord, hear our prayer.

For our oceans that are overwhelmed by plastic pollution…
Lord, hear our prayer.

For young people and future generations facing the fear of climate catastrophe…
Lord, hear our prayer.

Ecumenical Advocacy Days – with Presiding Bishop Curry!

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be preaching at this year’s Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference which runs April 18th – 21st.

Ecumenical Advocacy Days, also known as EAD, is an annual gathering of Christian advocates and activists. The 2021 theme is Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored, and workshops will focus on the global movement centered on and led by the people and communities most vulnerable to climate impacts due to historic racial and colonial inequities.

Water Justice: From the Pew to the Public Square

Tuesday, April 20, 2021: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Throughout 2021, Episcopalians are coming together to talk about the fight for social, economic, and environmental justice. Inspired by Matthew 25:35-40, each gathering will focus on one of these six themes: prisons and criminal justice, water access, food justice, health and healthcare, immigration, and housing. These virtual events are open to all Episcopalians and our collaborators and will focus on concrete strategies for making change. The “From the Pew to the Public Square Guide” will be a starting point for these discussions on doing justice work in our churches and beyond.

“I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink”
Churches Working for Water Access and Justice

Join faith communities and leaders sharing their experiences fighting against water pollution and for access to safe drinking water. The same week as Earth Day 2021, this gathering will be the perfect way to celebrate the gift of water and to learn from water protectors and all those fighting for justice, sovereignty, and human rights.

Creation Justice Ministries Earth Day Resource

The 2021 theme is A New Heaven and A New Earth. Now, a year into the pandemic the topics of public health, environmental racism, and eco-justice are top of mind for many of us. This year’s educational resource explores those topics. Celebrate Earth Day Sunday with your faith community!

The resource includes beautiful reflections on environmental racism, health, air pollution. There are sermon starters, action recommendations, and a sample Earth Day or creation care liturgy. Download the Earth Day Resource here.

EcoAmerica’s American Climate Leadership Summit

EcoAmerica has long supported the creation care work of the Episcopal Church through their Blessed Tomorrow program for faith climate action! Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action For Your Congregation and Community is a fabulous resource on how to take up climate action at the church level and make a real impact in your community.

April 27th – 29th, EcoAmerica is hosting their tenth annual American Climate Leadership Summit, with 1,000+ climate leaders from the local to international scale. The summit is completely virtual and Episcopalians are eligible for a 10% off discount on the All Access Summit Pass and the Main + 1 Forum Pass (please note: no discounts are accepted on the Single Forum Pass) using the discount code to your members/network: ACLS10%OFF. And if cost is a barrier to you attending the summit, email to request a scholarship!

Global Episcopal Mission Network:

The Global Episcopal Mission Network’s conference will be held online via Zoom on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, and the following Friday and Saturday, April 23 & 24.

The conference theme is Earthkeeping: Creation Care in Global Mission, and it will feature a number of speakers, including:

– Canon Dr. Rachel Mash of Green Anglicans in South Africa and the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, who will speak on forming mission companionship for climate justice.

-The Rev. Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care for the Episcopal Church, who will relate creation care to racial justice and global mission.

-The Rev. Leon Sampson of the Episcopal Church in Navajoland, who will share how Native American spirituality can inform missional creation care.

-The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas from Massachusetts, who will explore the theology and spirituality of creation care.

-The Rt. Rev. Orlando Gomez of Costa Rica, who will share from the experience of his diocese in caring for the creation and promoting climate justice in Latin America.

This was originally shared in The Episcopal Church’s Creation Care Newsletter. For more information, we invite you to visit Join the mailing list here.