UPDATE: A Word to the Church: What we bishops saw and heard in Alaska is dramatic, but it is not unique. Stories like these can be heard in each of the nations where The Episcopal Church is present.
The church, in Norfolk, VA has seen increasing flooding in recent years. They may have been hoping these incidents were one-offs, but now the blinders are off and they have chosen to accept the reality of increasing sea level rise and increased flooding.
UPDATE: church leaders around the world condemn President Trump and the US for withdrawal from Paris Accord.
In a move against climate change, at a time when Donald Trump is considering withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement, Nine Catholic organizations
Fifteen bishops have issued a joint statement in response to the recent executive orders undoing the previous administrations efforts to respond effectively to climate change.
Three-quarters of Americans are “people of faith,” and faith communities already have the infrastructure to organize and to promote civic engagement with scientific issues, making them ideal allies in the struggle to address climate change.
Climate change “disproportionately impacts African Americans,” said church leaders.
A review by climate scientists of aerial & satellite photos of Pacific Islands between 1947 and 2014 shows that five vegetated reef islands have vanished beneath the waves and six additional islands display severe shoreline erosion. A member of General Synod from Dio Polynesia, Fe’iloakitau Kaho Tevi, enlightened members to more stark reality on the ground, stating seven islands have disappeared just since the Paris climate accords.
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