Ending a Plastic Pandemic Starts in Your Parish

By Irene Pang As we begin to see flickers of light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, our society is still very much in the dark of another scourge, the plastic pollution pandemic. However, in the Diocese of Niagara, we see some light being shed on this too, as almost 40 parishes have embarked […]

Taking Action on Climate Now

By The Reverend Don Brown “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”  — Matthew 6:21 Irene Pang’s article in the April Edition of the Niagara Anglican, “Systemic Change Needed” touched my heart. Since we cannot change what is happening to our landscape, and with few clear guidelines from government or corporations to deal with the climate […]

For the Love of Creation faith-in-action campaign

Join For the Love of Creation‘s faith-in-action campaign, which mobilizes people across Canada to reduce household GHG emissions and demonstrate support for increased federal climate action. The campaign launched on February 17, 2021 (Ash Wednesday) and will run until October 4, 2021 (the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and the end of the Season of Creation). How it works Make a personal pledge to […]

‘In tune with creation’: How the Anglican Church of Canada is taking on climate change

Protesters participate in the Global Climate Justice Strike, part of the Fridays for Future movement, in Toronto, September 2019. Photo credit: expatpostcards/Shutterstock Freely received, freely given: Helping subscribers and donors understand how Anglican fundraising organizations distribute donations. Record-breaking temperatures. Melting polar icecaps. An entire continent literally on fire. And around the world, youth-led mass movements […]

Systemic Change Needed

Ever since I understood the climate crisis emergency, it has fundamentally changed the entire thought process of the myriads decisions my family and I have to make every day: the way we drive and go about, the food we eat, stuffs to buy (or not to buy), where to invest our money and many more. […]

Anglicans Join Ecumenical Climate Advocacy Campaign

Canadian Anglicans have joined a coalition of 35 Canadian churches and faith-based organizations have come together for an unprecedented, months-long campaign of personal environmental action coupled with federal climate advocacy. Prioritizing social justice action with an emphasis on environmental justice is one of three primary objectives our diocesan Mission Action Plan (MAP) and Climate Justice […]

Be a TOM For Earth’s Sake

When Archdeacon Bill Mous was an assistant curate at St. James, Dundas, (a while ago) he gave an inspiring sermon at the beginning of Lent about GUS and TOM. Traditionally as Christians we have used this time of year to Give up Something to show penitence. Bill’s message was that TOM was perhaps more important. […]

Let Justice Roll Like a River

When I started in parish ministry back in the mid-80s, I always loved being the first to bring in the mail so I could peruse the new and exciting resource catalogues and put my name on any freebies up for grabs. Those were the days! One of my favourite cookbooks to this day arrived 35 […]

Bishop Bell Responds to Climate Action Week

Parishes invited to pray, learn, and act in response to the climate crisis A Message from the Bishop of Niagara The Right Reverend Susan Bell “And a little child shall lead them, . . .” ~ Isaiah 11:6 Although the climate crisis is not news, nor our lack of a speedy and effective response, the […]