Sacred Earth: Growing Beloved Community Voices from COP27


Sacred Earth: Growing Beloved Community Voices from COP27

Bishop Marc Andrus and Dr. Paloma Pavel will be on the ground in Egypt at COP 27, and here in the Bay Area, we will join their interviews via Zoom for a webcast that includes music and an interactive practice.

In November 2022, the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27), with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition to effectively tackle the global challenge of climate change. Bishop Marc and Dr. Pavel will be there as part of the official delegation from the Episcopal Church and will be meeting and interviewing participants from around the world. Organizers underscore the vital importance of decisions from the annual COP gatherings in the effort to reverse the worst effects of climate change.

Bishop Marc is leading the Episcopal Church delegation and has said this: “Episcopal delegates representing our presiding bishop at COP27 is but one way we engage with turning back the heating up of the planet. Episcopalians are involved in diverse and inspiring actions ranging from Good News Gardens to advocacy on legislation. COP27 gives us the opportunity to work in partnership with interfaith representatives from around the world—learning from each other and amplifying the faith voices on climate change and environmental degradation.”

In this podcast, Bishop Marc Andrus and Dr. Paloma Pavel will interview other attendees from the global community sharing their passion for environmental justice, racial justice, and the Spirit moving through all the earth and renewing us individually in this work for the good of the planet and all of the Beloved Community.

Our musician will be Ronald Braman who serves as Lay Minister and Director of Music at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Reservation in Fort Hall, Idaho. Ron is Shoshone and he serves as one of the church’s indigenous representatives to the United Nations. Click here to read a recent article about his work in Episcopal News Service. He studied music at Idaho State University and has won several singing awards.

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And click here to view the Prayer Cards developed for COP and that we will be using during the webcast.

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