Green Canon in SF

Just when you thought that the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church spent all our time arguing about sexuality and biblical interpretation, the Wall Street Journal (of all places!) reminds us that we also care about mission, and mission to care for the environment.

Minister Preaches a Green Message

Groups, Politicians Reach Out to Priest Who Works to Improve Environment

From the Wall Street Journal Online

When a San Francisco nonprofit was pushing a controversial California bill last year to remove the restrictions on energy that residents can generate from solar and wind systems, the group needed supporters.

So it turned to an ordained minister named Sally Bingham.

“We have very few voices that are embraced by all levels of society as moral arbitrators,” says Adam Browning, executive director of the nonprofit, Vote Solar Initiative. “But Sally speaks with moral authority.”

As the environmental minister at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, Ms. Bingham is sought after by more than just Vote Solar. Other environmental groups and political leaders are also reaching out to the 67-year-old, who operates a nonprofit interfaith environmental outreach group dubbed the Regeneration Project out of a modest office in the city’s Financial District.

As one of just a few “canons to the environment” in the Episcopalian Church, Ms. Bingham focuses her ministry efforts on improving the environment.

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