The Episcopal Church invites pledges to take action in protecting and renewing God’s creation. The church’s goal is to gather at least 1,000 pledges with tangible commitments by Earth Day, April 22.

The Pledge to Creation Care is based on the Episcopal Vision for Care of Creation statement developed for the 79th General Convention by the Presiding Bishop’s Office and the Advisory Council on Stewardship of Creation.

An accompanying reflection guide was created in partnership with the Diocese of California and includes meditations, prayers, scripture and action steps related to each element of the pledge.

“We hope people understand this is more than adding your signature to a petition,” said the Rev. Melanie Mullen, the church’s director of reconciliation, justice, and creation care. “Pray with the pledge and the Reflection Guide during Lent. Think about what you love in God’s creation, where your heart breaks over environmental injustice, and how you’d like to simplify your life — consume less, share more.”

Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs

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