The Carmelite NGO has created new curriculum on Laudato Si’: Laudato Si’ Can Change the World. It is meant for grades 9-12 and also includes an adult study guide meant for study groups or college classes. The program is available to purchase on their website.
This reflection on Laudato Si’ is a resource from Ecospirituality. It highlights important quotes and offers additional resources related to creation care. Suggested actions are listed in addition to the weekly reflection program.
Time for Living the Change Talking Points is a document from Living the Change that offers helpful ways to talk about what “living the change” means. The document discusses why sustainable behavior changes are important and how faith can play a role. The talking points encourage cultural and political change, and how those are instrumental for environmental change to happen.
Time for Living the Change Media Toolkit is a resource from Living the Change that offers ways to use social media and other forms of media to help advertise and market a sustainable living event. They offer logo examples, email templates, social media and outreach tips, and more.
This document from Bread for the World provides nine biblical themes that guide their mission to end hunger. They cite scripture for each theme to show why they believe it is their duty to love all people and ensure that no person goes hungry.
Dr. Khadija al-Naki, an educational researcher, discusses Islamic thought in relation to environmental education. Comparing Islamic teachings with Western environmental ethics, al-Naki opens a conversation on how to develop an environmental curriculum in Islamic education systems. This article leaves the reader questioning the role of education in the environmental movement.
Published in the journal International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.
The Michigan Catholic Conference, in their "Focus" magazine, published an article titled "Clean and Affordable Water for All" to raise awareness of the water crisis in Michigan and worldwide. PFAs and the health effects of drinking dirty water are discussed, emphasizing the importance of bringing everybody clean water. The article has information on the problems around affordability and accessibility of water in Michigan and closes with a prayer over water from Reverend Canon Paul Robertson
Catholic Climate Covenant has created their 2018 Earth Day with the theme of reducing waste. Titled Beyond a Throwaway Culture: Reduce Waste- Grow Community, the focus is on single-use disposable plastics and how they contribute to land and marine pollution. The program includes prayers, readings, actions, and a video.
Climate Change: A Matter of Faith is a list of talking points created by Blessed Tomorrow. The talking points are meant to be a starting point for faith communities providing a prophetic voice to inspire others to work towards a healthier and safer world. The list also offers possible counterpoints and how to respond.
This article, written by Julio Videras, works to analyze the factors that contributed to a 2002 ban on farming practices in Florida that were deemed cruel to pigs. Not only is religion taken into account (specifically Catholicism and Evangelical denominations), but political and socioeconomic factors are also considered. Videras argues that political affiliation and socioeconomic factors play more of a role in people's opinion of the ban than religious factors do.
Pastor Michael Mernagh delivered this sermon that relates the planets and elements to family members. He does this to encourage his audience to treat the environment as family. Father Michael passionately describes how humans have been harming the environment and advocates for his audience to change their attitude in order to make better choices.
This booklet summarizes 35 model environmental justice projects that were highlighted by the National Religious Partnership for the Environment in 1997. Out of more than 100 projects identified and researched within NRPE denominational networks, these 35 were chosen as the most representative and robust. To raise awareness of their work, the local project leaders each wrote letters to Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and Vice President Al Gore to accompany a meeting of senior religious leaders in Washington, DC, raising a witness to the environmental justice work of these congregations.