For the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, caring for the environment is core to our spiritual vocation.
Our House of Bishops issued quite a challenge when they presented this Environmental Pastoral Teaching in September 2011. The good news is the Maryland Episcopal Environmental Partners team has created the GreenGrace program, described below, to provide our Episcopal community practical and meaningful “green” changes to help us all live our faith.
Click on GreenGrace @faith for clergy, GreenGrace @church for vestry, junior wardens, facilities and environmental teams and GreenGrace @home for individuals and take action to live our faith.
Maryland Episcopal Environmental Partners Goals:
Increase the actions the diocese, congregations and individual members take to improve the health of our environment by educating, inspiring and calling on them. The team will provide ideas for congregational actions that engage parishioners of all ages and further our connection to God’s creation and serve as an example for the larger Episcopal and faith communities.
Maryland Episcopal Environmental Partner’s Objectives:
- Develop education tools for congregations/ members and inspire them to take actions
- As a diocese, take at least one action/year to improve the health of our environment
- Increase accountability and ensure positive direction towards meeting our goals
- Provide leadership for larger Episcopal and faith communities