Church in Brazil gives Lent environmental focus

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Brazil – the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil – has teamed up with its national ecumenical partners to focus on the environment in the run-up to Easter. In his Lent message, the Primate of Brazil, Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, says that members of the National Council of Christian Churches in Brazil had adopted Our Common Home: Our Responsibility as their theme for their Lent reflections.“This topic is a recurrent theme not only in the Anglican Communion but in the World Council of Churches, in the Orthodox Church, as well as in in other religions,” Archbishop da Silva says. “Our society is more and more concerned with the course our civilization is taking in terms of the sustainability of life.“To take care of nature is to have proactive attitudes in the care of the environment, and it is an essential part of our witness as Anglicans. This is imperative for us as individuals, as well as communities, dioceses, and provinces.“In order to confront the neglect of the environment, it requires that we exercise our civil duty as citizens that we demand from our political leaders the use of adequate resources to improve the quality of life of the people. This means to ask that the well-being of the society as a whole be prioritized instead of fostering a culture of profits for the sake of profiting.”Archbishop da Silva said that a “lack of public policies regarding basic sanitation and waste Management” was the fundamental cause of the spread of the Zika and Chikungunya viruses, along with “the responsible way in which the sources and courses of our rivers and springs are managed.”He continued: “All this could be overcome with education and public policies that take into consideration the preservation of the environment.”He recommended the Anglican Communion Environmental Network’s Carbon Fast for Lent with its forty challenges to “reduce actions that damage God’s creation” along with daily scripture and prayer. “I recommend that these challenges be taken on by the whole Church,” he said. “These are simple steps and gestures that reduce carbon emissions, one of the main causes of the climate change.” Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA South America Environment & Climate Change, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit an Event Listing Lent, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Posted Feb 11, 2016 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab last_img read more

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