After several months of research and development, ECI gladly presents the Earth Charter Guide on Religion and Climate Change that is available for download on the EC website. The Guide presents a three-step methodology for assessing the ethical challenges of climate change aimed at gaining a macro-perspective on our climate crisis, assessing the root causes of climate change and framing inclusive solutions. The Guide could be especially useful in religious seminaries, theology and ethics classes, congregational study groups and interfaith dialogues on the deeper dimensions of climate change and global warming. Download .
As another good news to share, the Episcopal Diocese of New York has officially endorsed the Earth Charter. The resolution calls upon the Diocesan Social Concerns Committee to start developing “action steps” to be taken by the Episcopal community for implementing the Charter locally, nationally and internationally, and also urges the Diocese to take the Charter to the General Convention of the entire Episcopal Church to be held in July 2009 and seek its approval and endorsement.