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Mission Statement

The Commission on the Integrity of Creation (CIC) recognizes that humans, being an embodiment of the divine image, are interconnected with all of creation. Our mission is to help churches in the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast celebrate and heal all of creation in ways that fit their own congregation. As environmental crises accelerate and threaten all life along the Gulf Coast, especially those on the margins who bear the brunt of rising seas, extreme heat, more severe storms, and biodiversity loss, this mission could not be more urgent.

What the CIC does:

  • Educate and encourage the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast and individual parishes to make choices and take actions that are congruent with our mission statement.

  • Provide help getting an Environmental Stewardship/Green Team started at each parish.

  • Serve as a resource hub to promote creation-focused worship and prayer.

  • Celebrate congregational successes and provide networking opportunities among parishes to learn and grow their creation care ministries.

  • Offer spiritual formation opportunities as vehicles for lament, confession, supplication, healing and hope.

  • Network with other faith and environmental groups to share information and learn of community needs and advocacy opportunities.

  • The CIC will create task forces to accomplish these goals, including Green Teams, Spiritual Practices, and Community Advocacy.

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