Episcopal bishops gather in Alaska with focus on indigenous culture, environmental justice

Episcopal bishops gather in Alaska with focus on indigenous culture, environmental justice
By David Paulsen | September 22, 2017 5 Comments |
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Bishops at the House of Bishops meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, pose Sept. 22 behind a large sign pledging support for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The sign will be displayed from a bridge in Fairbanks on Sept. 23 during one of several events and trips planned on the themes of creation care and environmental justice. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] The bishops of the Episcopal Church are gathered in this small city in the center of Alaska’s northern wilderness for their six-day House of Bishops meeting and to immerse themselves in local examples of creation care and racial reconciliation.

There’s no better place than Alaska to discuss themes of environmental and racial justice, Diocese of Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime told Episcopal News Service on Sept. 21 at the midpoint of the meeting’s first day.

“Alaska is your lab,” Lattime said. “This is the laboratory to experience that and see that.”

Read the entire article at: http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2017/09/22/episcopal-bishops-gather-in-alaska-with-focus-on-indigenous-culture-environmental-justice/