Episcopalian Bishop Leads Church to Climate Action

Frank. Straightforward. Unrelenting.

These are the words that best describe the climate communications of Episcopal Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori. Calling climate change denial a 'blind position,' Schori, a trained oceanographer, has used her ordainment to one of America's highest religious positions to speak curtly about climate change.

Schori shared in a recent interview for The Guardian, "It is certainly a moral issue in terms of the impacts on the poorest and most vulnerable around the world already." A reality that led Bishop Schori and many other faith leaders to divest from fossil fuels and institute other avenues of climate action.

Climate Denial is Immoral, Says Head of US Episcopal Church

By Suzanne Goldenberg for The Guardian 

The highest ranking woman in the Anglican communion has said climate denial is a “blind” and immoral position which rejects God’s gift of knowledge.

Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church and one of the most powerful women in Christianity, said that climate change was a moral imperative akin to that of the civil rights movement. She said it was already a threat to the livelihoods and survival of people in the developing world.

“It is in that sense much like the civil rights movement in this country where we are attending to the rights of all people and the rights of the earth to continue to be a flourishing place,” Bishop Jefferts Schori said in an interview with the Guardian. “It is certainly a moral issue in terms of the impacts on the poorest and most vulnerable around the world already.”

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