Why NOT to shop Black Friday

From our Simpler Living Creation Care ministry Simpler Living is no fan of Black Friday: that mad shopping day when we are encouraged to buy more than we could possibly need. Green America explains why NOT to shop Black Friday. Every year (except this year) one solution that we promote is the SPC Alternative Gifts … READ MORE…

Critical Conversations for Creation

From our Simpler Living Creation Care ministry Action: Right now at COP 27, the United Nations Climate Conference of Parties 27, conversations are taking place that will impact the policies and behavior of countries throughout the world, including our own. The decisions made will in part determine the fate of life on Earth.  Find out what … READ MORE…

Ways to Promote Climate Solutions

From our Simpler Living Creation Care ministry: Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) recently held a webinar, The Faith Voice at COP27, which offered an excellent summary on the importance of our faith perspective in understanding and promoting the proceedings at this UN Climate Summit. The essential takeaway was that learning about what transpires at this … READ MORE…

Help Clean Our Air

From our Simpler Living Creation Care Ministry: Please take this simple action: From California Interfaith Power and Light – The California Air Resources Board is considering the Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule, which guides the transition of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets to zero-emission. This is vital in addressing California’s air quality, climate, and environmental justice crises. We … READ MORE…

Native Wisdom for the Climate Crisis

From Our Simpler Living Creation Care and Sacred Ground in Action (SGIA) ministries: Traditional Earth knowledge has deep roots in the wise ways of our Indigenous neighbors.  Unlike technological fixes that can sometimes add more unknowns to solve a problem, that may in turn create more problems, centuries of practice that is “cumulative, place-based, and … READ MORE…

Thanks! And there’s more to do…

From our Simpler Living creation care ministry: On Tuesday the fossil fuel industry’s favorite Senator, Joe Manchin, admitted defeat and pulled his legislation to further disenfranchise frontline communities by making it easier to build fossil fuel projects and fast-tracking the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Thanks to many organizations and individuals – including folks at St Paul’s Cathedral in last Sunday’s advocacy actions – who … READ MORE…

Restoring Sacred Relationship with Earth by Rev. Victoria Loorz

From our Simpler Living ministry and Creation Justice Ministries: At Simpler Living’s recent annual retreat we shared our passions for God’s creation that will inform our Cathedral activities as we all journey together in this time of climate change.  Restoring Sacred Relationships with Earth by Rev.Victoria Loorz, founder of the Center for Wild Spirituality and Wild Church Network, speaks … READ MORE…

Listen to the Voice of Creation II

From our Simpler Living Creation Care ministry: Whether we are walking along the ocean or a garden path, what better way to be present to God’s beloved creation than to close our eyes and listen. This year’s Season of Creation, 9/1 – 10/2, begins with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and ends … READ MORE…

Our Care for Earth is Crucial for a Just World

From our Simpler Living Creation Care ministry: The Episcopal News Service just published an article on the powerful statement that the House of Bishops issued at General Convention on our role as people of faith to address climate change and its impacts.  The article says in part: The House of Bishops issued a statement during … READ MORE…

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