Ecumenical Meeting on the Environment

His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, hosted a unique ecumenical symposium and prayer service this past week in Greenland, calling attention to the fragile planet on which we live. He and religious leaders from around the world gathered on a ship off the coast of Greenland near a large glacier that seems to be melting faster in recent years than experts expected.

Not only has His All Holiness brought attention this specific issue, but for ten years he has held other such conferences on the Black Sea, the Adriatic Sea, and in the Amazon rain forest. He connects our necessary concern for the environment with our responsibility as Christians to properly manage the resources of creation entrusted to us by God.

More details about this meeting and other aspects of programs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the arena of environmental issues can be found on the patriarchate’s website:

Let us all hope that it is not too late.