News: Ecological Justice
The Huffington Post
The World Day of Prayer and the Season of Creation have special significance for Canadians this year.
Today is the World Day of Prayer for Creation. It coincides with the Orthodox commemoration of how God created the world and marks the beginning of the “Season of Creation” which continues through to the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4. Please join us as together, with our brothers and sisters around the world, we offer our prayers for the well-being of creation.
From The Catalyst, Summer 2016
By Rev. Adam Snook
The town of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia is home to three picturesque churches. Just across the harbour sit St. James' Anglican, Trinity United, and St. John's Lutheran, where I serve as pastor. The town is an enclave of imaginative artisans and inspired crafters. It is steeped in rich history and is a hub of activism and activity.
“What do you think?”
It’s a phrase we often use with friends when checking an idea or seeking advice. And it’s the question our federal government is now asking us as it develops Canada’s climate action plan.
Many ecumenical organizations (such as The Canadian Council of Churches, KAIROS Canada, and Citizens for Public Justice) make environmental advocacy part of their work on justice.
Creation care is critical to the ministry of the national Anglican church. As a Christian, I know I am called by God to respond to the human and ecological devastation of climate change with love and justice. So, I continue to do my part.
Statement on climate change:
This Earth Day, and you can bet it will include all of the perennial park clean-ups, spring seedling swaps, and perhaps a renewed push for recycling at the local public school.
That’s all good, but this year Earth Day is different. It offers something more.