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Episcopal Church Bishops pass Fossil fuels, climate advisory committee resolutions that move to deputies

The House of Bishops passed two resolutions June 28 and June 29 aimed at environmentally responsible investing and creating a climate change advisory committee. The resolutions now move to the House of Deputies for approval.

Bishops passed Resolution C045, which calls upon the Investment Committee of Executive Council, the Episcopal Church Endowment Fund and the Episcopal Church Foundation “to divest from fossil fuel companies and reinvest in clean renewable energy in a fiscally responsible manner.”

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Decatur church’s solar panels help clear the air and balance the books

Decatur church’s solar panels help clear the air and balance the books - Image Provided By Hannah Solar

In response to Pope Francis’ recent call for “all people of goodwill” to mitigate human-induced climate change and respond to environmental degradation members of Georgia’s faith leadership and scientific and environmental communities gathered at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church to support his historic message.

“The Pope’s clarion places high importance on lifting up the world’s most vulnerable populations, who will be the worst impacted by a changing climate and environmental pollution,” said the Rev. Daniel Dice. The Decatur church was chosen because it recently installed solar panels, Dice said.

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Evangelicals Support Clean Water Standards

 

Statement of Rev. Mitch Hescox, President & CEO, Evangelical Environmental Network on Newly Finalized Clean Water Standards

"Clean water is a matter of life and death. All of life requires water, clean pure water.  It's something we take for granted, but shouldn't.  Dirty water remains a constant threat with the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans vulnerable and increasingly undefended.  We must ensure foul water doesn't harm our children and loved ones.

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Climate Change Deniers against Encyclical need to get some facts straight

Recently, Catholic politicians, including Rick Santorum, have called on Pope Francis to "leave science to the scientists,” providing a preview of the expected attacks from climate deniers on the Pope’s encyclical on climate change. Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, a leading climate change skeptic, said, "The pope ought to stay with his job, and we'll stay with ours." These comments, likely to be repeated by climate deniers across the country, are ignorant and baseless.

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GIPL stands with Pope Francis and His Call to Action for Environment

GIPL stands with Pope Francis and His Call to Action for EnvironmentToday Pope Francis published Laudato Si: An Encyclical on the Environment at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, (GIPL) a statewide, faith-based non-profit that educates and empowers organization that engages faith communities in environmental stewardship and sustainable practices, stands with the Pope in this historical moment of the release of “Laudato Si.”

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Environment Georgia on Pope's Encyclical

“We hope this call for bold action to stem the climate crisis will help rally public opinion in a way that politicians can no longer ignore.” --Jennette Gayer, Environment Georgia

Today Pope Francis formally issued his much-anticipated encyclical, which casts action on climate as a moral obligation. The document addressed to "every living person on this planet" calls for steep reductions in global warming pollution. “The emission of carbon dioxide and other highly polluting gases can be drastically reduced," Pope Francis writes. "Technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels -- especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas -- needs to be progressively replaced without delay." Environment Georgia’s Director, Jennette Gayer issued the following statement in response:

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