July 2017 Convocation Newsletter
Statement on the withdrawal from the COP21 Accord by the United States The Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon Bishop-in-Charge Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe Dear people of good will, I invite you to read the statement on President Trump’s decision to quit the Paris Climate Accord by the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry. He notes that the Episcopal Church is not a purely American denomination but ministers in sixteen other countries. Including six of our own here in Europe. We all need to do more. Now we need to think anew and pray — then act — about the challenges to our very survival as a species. God will not swoop down to remake the Earth if we ruin it — we were made its stewards, like it or not, and our decisions matter, for better and for worse.
Christmas Eve 2012, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Paris