June 4, 2014
On June 5, World Environment Day (WED), the United Nations encourages people worldwide to actively do something “positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.”
This year’s focus is the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), with a broader theme of climate change. At the 2014 launch, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated, “Planet Earth is our shared island, let us join forces to protect it.” (For more information on WED, visit
Former Bishop of Malaita in the Solomon Islands, Bishop Terry Brown has penned a reflection on Small Islands States and Global Warming for the Anglican Communion Environment Network. Bishop Terry asserts that it is time to reaffirm, “Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation”.