As Christians and as Episcopalians, our faith is deeply rooted in God’s love for all creation as proclaimed in scriptures and as expressed through our practice and worship. We are called to attend to the needs of both faith and creation.
On Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am to Noon, we will be joined by the Rev. Jerry Cappel, D. Min., Episcopal priest and director of the Center for Deep Green Faith to consider ways that individuals and churches can expand creation care beyond committee actions, material stewardship, and personal life adjustments, onto a more integrated expression of faith and whole church life. How might faith communities embody and bear witness to the inclusion of all creation in their lives of faith, worship, and witness? How can our choices and practices better express a gospel that welcomes and heals all of creation?
Participants will explore these questions in terms of bible and theology, prayer and worship, community and hospitality, and witness and service.
We invite participants joining our Zoom gathering individually or as parish small groups participating together.
This online event is hosted by the bi-diocesan Creation Care Task Force.
Questions about this event? Please contact Katie Forsyth, Canon for Evangelism and Networking, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Rev. Jerry Cappel, D. Min. is a priest serving St. James Episcopal Church in Shelbyville, KY and as director of The Center for Deep Green Faith.
Grounded in theology and contemplative practice, the Center cultivates the growth of deeper green faith for individuals and their faith communities. Their offerings blend eco-theology with eco-spirituality, combining biblical studies and other forms of learning with contemplative practice to deepen faith, broaden solidarity with the oppressed, and foster responsible living on Earth.
While ecumenically minded and welcoming of interfaith work, the Center is solidly grounded in Christian tradition. We believe a deeper appreciation of the gospel of God’s all-encompassing salvation for creation renews our faith and more deeply connects us to the larger web of life. We are convinced that a crisis of spirit and faith lies at the root of our current global perils of environmental degradation, climate change, violence, and injustice.
There is no cost to attend this workshop. Please RSVP to receive your Zoom link.