Andrus to co-convene theological dialogue on climate justice in Dominican Republic

Posted on November 16, 2010
In early December the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) will assemble in Cancún, Mexico, for the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP 16). Concurrent with the last days of COP 16, from December 7-11, the Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Bishop of California, and the Rt. Rev. Naudal Gomes, Bishop of Curitiba, Brazil, (companion diocese to California) will convene a parallel global dialogue. "The companion bishops see this as an opportunity to raise the banner of climate justice to the church and the world," said the Rev. Griff Griffin, DioCal's Environmental Justice Missioner, who has been instrumental in organizing the meeting. "They want their diocesan companionship to point toward justice and reconciliation, amid the harsh global context of catastrophic climate change."  The gathering, which is to take place at the Bishop Kellogg Conference Center, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, will draw the participation of bishops from Guatemala, Central Ecuador, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, as well as lay and ordained representatives from the Episcopal Church Center and several dioceses. You can follow live updates from the December meeting at episcopalclimatejustice.org .