United Church of Canada
Although I am discouraged by the slow progress on Climate Change in Durban, I am encouraged by the millions of people around the world who are taking action in their own communities while continuing to pressure their governments for serious political leadership.

I invite you to read Chris Turner's latest book, The Leap,  for a hopeful survey of municipalities and organizations around the world who are shifting to renewable energy, thus reducing their greenhouse gas footprint. I invite all of us to examine where we can put our efforts towards shifting to renewable energy. Every community in Canada has possibilties for greening our world. 

May 2012 be a year of surprising renewal and hope. When I return from my time in the Philippines, I will have comments to make on Canadian mining practices and corporate responsibility. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who supported my fast in so many different ways throughout Canada.

May the Christ Child of Peace, Resistence and Hope find a place in our hearts.


The Very Reverend Dr. Bill Phipps is an outspoken activist in Calgary and throughout Canada. He is in demand as a speaker, workshop leader and writer.