On March 24, The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society presented the Climate Change Crisis forum, now streaming online. Addressing one of the most significant topics in today’s society, the 90-minute live webcast originated from Campbell Hall Episcopal School, North Hollywood, CA, in partnership with Bishop J. Jon Bruno and the Diocese of Los Angeles.
The forum was moderated by well-known climatologist Fritz Coleman of KNBC 4 television news. Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presented the keynote address (listed below). Two panels focused on specific areas of the climate change crisis:Regional Impacts of Climate Change; and Reclaiming Climate Change as a Moral Issue.
30 Days of Action
In addition to stimulating conversation and raising awareness about The Climate Change Crisis, the live webcast served as the kickoff to 30 Days of Action. A range of activities developed by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society are offered for individuals and congregations to understand the environmental crisis. The activities will culminate on Earth Day, April 22. Resources for the 30 Days of Action campaign are available on the Episcopal Church’s website.
The event supported Mark 5 of the Anglican Communion’s Marks of Mission: To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth. The Five Marks of Mission form the basis for the triennial budget of The Episcopal Church adopted by the 77th General Convention in July 2012.
The event is one of the aspects of commemorating The Episcopal Church’s 150th year of parish ministry in Southern California.
For more information contact Neva Rae Fox, Public Affairs Officer for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society for the Episcopal Church, at firstname.lastname@example.org.