Why I Installed a Rain Garden

By Norman Newbery “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.” (Isaiah 43:2) Climate Change suggests frightening images of floods … but we can all do something to lessen the impact. A Rain Garden is just one way to […]

Who Will Protect Creation? Learning to Care about Sustainability

By Shreya Yugendranag I have enjoyed working with Climate Justice Niagara during my placement with Deirdre Pike, Justice and Outreach Program Consultant with the Diocese of Niagara. In working with the members on their action plan to help direct the work for the next few years, I have found a group of people who care […]

Archbishop Stephen Cottrell Calls for Attention to Climate Change

By James Newman The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, The Archbishop of York and Primate of England, was the guest speaker for the fall Bishop’s Company event.  Archbishop Cottrell is an engaging and sophisticated leader, theologian, speaker, and writer. The format was an informal series of questions and discussion between our Bishop Susan Bell […]

The Ripple Effect

By Sue Carson On October 30, when Synod passed Climate Justice Niagara’s motion, a journey began to reduce our diocesan carbon footprint. We thank Synod delegates for acknowledging that the time is right to act. You will be hearing more from your clergy and corporation on what steps will be taken in each of your […]

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 […]