Why I Joined Climate Justice Niagara

By Emily Pfau  When I joined in on a Zoom meeting last Fall for Niagara in Action, I had no idea how much it would impact me. I had been involved in Niagara Anglican Youth Ministry through my parish, St. Michael’s in Hamilton, and through that I learned of this other opportunity. The presenters that day were both speaking about “Purging Plastic,” one from […]

Our House Is on Fire

By Sue Carson This September we celebrate the fifth Season of Creation, a five-week segment of the church year when we focus on our planet.  I wonder if five weeks is long enough to acknowledge our beautiful world. For me, the Season of Creation starts with the arrival of the first snowdrop and ends with the fall of […]

Anglican, Lutheran leaders unite in letter to PM, urge action in climate crisis

October 5, 2021 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Congratulations to you and all who were recently elected to the next Parliament of Canada. As you begin the work of governance we, as leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), want to specifically address concerns and urge continuing […]

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 […]