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Eco-Justice Conference in Diocese of California

Eco-Justice Conference in Diocese of California

The Diocese of California hosted an Eco-Justice conversation this week which included the fourth annual Eco-Confirmation.

From Lynette Wilson Episcopal News Service

The eco-justice conversation sought to further engage Episcopalians in environmental issues, including water- and food-security, and environmental justice, particularly following on the Episcopal Church’s solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in its opposition to the North Dakota Access Pipeline’s route through tribal lands and beneath the Missouri River at Lake Oahe. A reservoir, Lake Oahe provides water to the Standing Rock reservation and others downstream….

California Bishop Marc Andrus moderated an eco-justice panel discussion at Grace Cathedral on May 19. Panelists included Nicolette Hahn Niman, a writer and rancher; Aaron Grizzell, executive director of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Foundation; the Rev. Elizabeth DeRuff, founder of Honoré Farm and Mill in Marin County, California; Jayce Hafner, the Episcopal Church’s domestic policy analyst; and Grace Aheron, an activist and board member of Cultivate: The Episcopal Food Movement.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached at Grace Cathedral:

“The work of saving God’s creation is nothing less than the work of God.” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spoke these words during a May 19 sermon framing creation care in terms of the Jesus Movement here at Grace Cathedral.

Read it all here

Photo: Lynette Wilson


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