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Episcopal

The Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN) is a nationwide network within the Episcopal Church USA that coordinates with the Peace and Justice Ministries Office of the Episcopal Church USA. As such we are part of the worldwide Anglican Communion and find our roots in the Celtic Spirituality of this tradition.
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Ecological
Ecology comes from the Greek word, oicos, which has ties to the English concept of household or dwelling.  We see it as the relationship between living beings, the environment in which they live, and God, the Creator.

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Network

As the grassroots network of Episcopalians from around the United States, the EpEN is helping the Episcopal Church in the USA to advocate and articulate protection of the environment and preserving the sanctity of creation.  This network extends throughout the various congregations, Dioceses and Provinces of the Church and includes interaction with other Christian churches in the USA and around the world.
Online We have put these materials online so that people all over the country and around the world will have access to these thoughts, prayers and actions.

We strive to become the main source for environmental and ecological information within the Episcopal Church, USA.

Celtic Divider
The EpEN‘s mission is to educate, encourage, and facilitate congregations, dioceses, provinces, and the Episcopal Church, USA, toward local, regional, national, and international activities for the stewardship of God’s Creation.

Each of us is in a different point our our ecological spiritual journey and the path we travel may move back and forth across the areas of Reflection, Education, and Action.  The EpEN has put together some tools to help you in each of these areas. 


Reflection

We reflect by opening our hearts to creation with scripture, prayer, theology and liturgy.  We feel it is necessary to remember that every element of creation is a gift of God and a revelation of God – with the understanding that how we relate to our world reflects also on our relationship with God.
In our pages you will find theological reflections, liturgies, music, and information to consider in our relationship with and stewardship of God’s creation.


Education

We educate ourselves about the issues before us.  We feel it is necessary to gain a deepening knowledge of the theological and spiritual issues, as well as scientific and practical ecological issues.
In our pages you will find bibliographies and references materials, notices of meetings of interest, and information about legislation at General Conventions.


Action

We increase our awareness of the responsibility to act in ways that protect, heal, and honor the integrity of God’s creation, leading to intentional changes in lifestyles that reflect a reverence for God’s Creation.  We feel it is necessary to develop responsible individual and community activities which protect and heal all Creation.
In our pages, we provide information about political and social action in our communities, the EpEN Starter Kit, and activities such as Earth Day.

As you visit the website, please take time to contact the individuals indicated who may help you in your own personal ecological spiritual journey.  The EpEN also offers tools and information about activities – local, regional, national – in which you can become involved.

Please join us in honoring God’s presence on this fragile earth, our island home.

 

 

The Relation of Faith to Christ and Ecology
Education Reflection

The Relation of Faith to Christ and Ecology

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Better Religion Condition in USA after WTC Incident
Action Education

Better Religion Condition in USA after WTC Incident

Moslem was a minority in USA and they are still until this time. This fact alone can show you that...
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Network to Protect the Nature
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Network to Protect the Nature

Environment and nature is in danger. There have been many threats that can endanger the nature. Unluckily, these are done...
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Correlation between Ecology and Religion
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Correlation between Ecology and Religion

Ecology can be simply considered as a correlation in nature, the ecosystem. This is one aspect totally related with nature....
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Network of Faith and Environment to Save the Nature
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Network of Faith and Environment to Save the Nature

Diversity in religions and faith is not problems or obstacles for people to save nature. Diversity and differences will not...
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Some Aims of Faith and Ecology Network
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Some Aims of Faith and Ecology Network

Environment has become great issues in many kinds of discussion. It is because the environment and the whole nature is...
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Tough Negotiation of Releasing a Priest in America
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Tough Negotiation of Releasing a Priest in America

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Good Things from Network of Faith and Ecology
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Good Things from Network of Faith and Ecology

Global warming has become big issues since some years ago. However, it does not mean that this issue has been...
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How Religion and Ecology Interacts in USA
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How Religion and Ecology Interacts in USA

Ecology and religion are two different fields that you cannot simply compare each other. When you are talking about religion,...
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Network of Faith and Ecology
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Network of Faith and Ecology

There are many kinds of network in United States. Among those networks and communities, there are some of them that...
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Religion as the Main Source of Human Ecology in USA
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Religion as the Main Source of Human Ecology in USA

Religion in USA can be considered as one tough thing to handle, especially for the Moslem people in USA. The...
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