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June 11-13, 2004

Celebration Center, Aliquippa, PA


"The whole creation is on tiptoe to see the wonderful 
sight of the sons of God coming into their own. The hope 
is that in the end the whole of created life will be rescued 
from the tyranny of change and decay, and have its share 
in that magnificent liberty which can only belong to the 
children of God!"         (Rom. 8:19-21, J.B. Phillips)


The witness of scriptures is that what God created is good and holy even though subject to sin and death. God has provided the means for healing and new life within the created order. Created in the image of God, humans are together stewards of God’s bounty. They are accountable to God for how they use, abuse, or neglect to use the manifold resources—including their own bodies and capacities—which God has placed at their disposal. Reflecting God’s cosmic dominion as Creator, they are called to care for the earth and "have dominion over," but not callously dominate, every living thing. (A Social Statement of ECUSA)

Until relatively recently, the human population has been small enough that the earth, our host, has been able to absorb the effects of our activities. In the last 50 years, world population has more than doubled to over 6 billion people. In the pursuit of a better life, we have trampled the earth which provides that life, confident that the earth will restore itself as it always has done. Now we are too many to continue in the way we have been going, without causing irreparable damage to God’s creation. We must learn to live well while living more in harmony with the earth and its systems. (Jubilee 2000 Curriculum of ECUSA)

Come and join the Community's rhythm of prayer, work, study and recreation. Explore with us, under Dr. McIntyre's guidance, the wonders of God's creation and our relationship to it.

Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Moni McIntyre

The Rev. Dr. Moni McIntyre is Assistant Professor at the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh and Priest-in-charge at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Homestead, Pittsburgh. Dr. McIntyre’s research interests have centered on health care ethics, feminist theology and ecological ethics.

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PO Box 309
Aliquippa, PA 15001
Tel. 724-375-1510
Fax 724-375-1138

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