Simpler Living

A Ministry of St. Paul's Cathedral, San Diego, California

 

 

Photo by Leslie Cross 

We rest on the sacred land of the Kumeyaay peoples in the Southern California Coast bioregion.

“Scripture tells us that God looked at the whole creation and found it to be very good. As stewards of God’s good creation we have the joyful responsibility of caring for the earth and all that is in it. At St Paul’s, our Simpler Living ministry seeks to guide us in best practices of creation care, as part of our worship of our loving, liberating, life-giving God.”

The Very Reverend Penny Bridges, Dean

Who we are

Destroying the planet is against our religion

Simpler Living is a ministry of St. Paul’s Cathedral in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego dedicated to growing in relationship with God and Creation. We seek a Christian response to the environmental crisis and our excessive consumerism by living more simply and sustainably in home, church, community, and the world.

Our areas of interest include: faith and simpler living; creation stewardship; creation care education; alternatives to unsustainable fuels; energy conservation; transportation alternatives; water conservation; sustainable agriculture; food justice; sustainable consumption; composting; social justice; fair trade; and political advocacy.

In our role as creation care stewards, Simpler Living is excited about the possibilities of integrating this concern for sustainable practices throughout St. Paul’s Cathedral’s campus, what we think of as the “greening of the Cathedral.”  

Photo by Simpler Living volunteer

Our meetings

We meet via Zoom at 6:45 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the monthWe hold an informal check in from 6:45 pm – 7 pm.  The meeting officially begins at 7pm and ends at or before 8 pm.  All are welcome!  The link to join the Zoom meeting is below. 

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Our Work

Ongoing communication with our congregation; Creation Care collaboration with other churches in the San Diego diocese and community environmental efforts; Creation Care Faith Forum series; two movie/discussion nights; ongoing enviornmental projects.

For past year’s accomplishments Click Here.

For this year’s work Click Here

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Resources

Simpler Living Goals

Simpler Living Resources

Simpler Living Greening of the Cathedral

52 Ways to Care for Creation 

Please share our work with others in the Diocese.  All churches are encouraged to learn more about the Creation Care efforts in the Diocese and the work of the EDSD Creation Care Task Force.
Contact Diane (CCTF Chair) at dianelopezhughes@gmail.com

National Creation Care Resources

Interfaith Resources

Greenfaith: https://greenfaith.org/
Interfaith Power and Light:
https://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/
Interfaith Coalition on Earth Justice:
https://icejsd.org/

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Contact us

Click the link below to email a simpler living member directly.  Stay up-to-date with our newsletter, fill out the form.   

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Thank you FOR YOUR PLEDGE!

Because of you, we can continue to serve as a center of transformative love, faith and service!

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