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  • Climate Change and Climate Change Policy as Human Sacrifice

    Climate Change and Climate Change Policy as Human Sacrifice: Artifice, Idolatry, and Environment in a Technological Society was written by Noah Toly to describe the sacrifices that are being forced because of climate change. Toly discusses the modern day changes that are occurring and gives specific examples of how it is impacting people around the world.
  • The Lausanne Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel

    The Lausanne Movement is meant to unite all evangelicals and to re-frame Christian missions in a world of political, economic, intellectual, and religious turmoil. The Lausanne Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel was a gathering to build on the creation care components of the Cape Town Commitment. There were theologians, church leaders, scientists and creation care practitioners present from twenty-six different countries.
  • Christians and Climate Change YouTube Channel

    The Young Evangelicals for Climate Change (YECA) created a YouTube channel for religion and environment related videos. They are not produced by YECA, but are still specific to Christians and Climate Change
  • Engaged Organizations: Young Evangelicals for Climate Action

    Young Evangelicals for Climate Action is a group of young evangelicals that work on overcoming the climate crisis. Their main goals are to build a movement to act and advocate together, to influence senior evangelical leaders to support climate action, and to hold political leaders accountable.
  • Rising conservative voices call for climate change action

    PBS NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondant Stephanie Sy reports about Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA) and other republican supporters of taking action on climate change.
  • Ecowomanist Wisdom: Embracing Spiritual Rest & Active Contemplation

    Ecowomanist Wisdom: Embracing Spiritual Rest & Active Contemplation is a dynamic program put on by the MaryKnoll Sisters meant to invite people to examine the sacred earth from the perspective of women of African descent. Using Christian meditation practices, participants will be guided into consideration of how these women’s understandings help shape new direction for sustainable practices in the balance of earth. The event will be held from July 9th to July 14th in Ossining, New York.
  • Out of the Wilderness: Building Christian Faith and Keeping God’s Creation

    Out of the Wilderness: Building Christian Faith and Keeping God’s Creation is a downloadable resource from Creation Justice Ministries. The wilderness is deeply woven into Christianity and other faith traditions and was central to the spiritual journeys of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. This resource strives to help in the modern day efforts to reflect peacefully and reconnect with the Creator through study, worship and congregational action.
  • Healthy Kids, Healthy Churches, Healthy Creation

    The Healthy Kids, Healthy Churches, Healthy Creation is a downloadable guide from Creation Justice Ministries. It seeks to provide Christian congregations and faith groups with an easy-to-use guide for initiating conversations in their communities about environmental health and how our consumer choices such as food, building materials, and personal care products impact human health and Creation.
  • Season of Creation

    The Season of Creation is an optional season for the church year. For the most part, the seasons of the church follow Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter and the remainder of the year encompasses Pentecost Season. The Season of Creation, also known as “Creation Time,” can be celebrated at different points in the church year. The purpose is to help turn the attention of religious followers to their relationship with God and all of creation and to strengthen the relationship with God through his creation.
  • Being an “EcoPreacher”

    EcoPreacher is a website designed to provide resources on how to deliver eco friendly sermons. The site features sermons, essays, movie and book reviews, creative writing, and ecotheological reflections to assist one in being an “EcoPreacher.” There most recent post, 17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher in 2017, provides 17 ideas from the book Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit by Rev. Leah Schade on this idea.
  • Engaged Organizations: Christian Food Movement

    The Christian Food Movement combines discipleship, sustainability, health and justice in hopes to inspire conversation and collaboration about agriculture and providing food for all who need it. Their website is a guide to different Christian organizations that either provide information about sustainability producing food, or are a resource for those in need of food. They believe in loving and taking care of ones neighbor, no matter their faith. This is how and why this program was started and has since grown. In addition, their website offers a directory which can be used to find resources in any state.
  • Earth Day 2017 – Environmental Justice with Indigenous Peoples

    Creation Justice Ministries is celebrating Earth Day 2017 by focusing on environmental justice with indigenous people. They believe that the Christian communities living in the United States have an important role to play in developing relationships of solidarity with indigenous people. They will be offering sermon preparation resources, hymn suggestion, Christian education ideas, action opportunities, and more. They also note that these resources will be helpful to Indigenous People Day which is October 9, 2017.
  • Engaged Organizations: The Green Seminary Initiative

    The Green Seminary Initiative is a program that encourages schools of theology to be participants and keepers of God’s creation. They provide strategies and guidance for theology schools to assist them in “greening” their buildings and lives. They believe that the religious community has a significant role in solving the human-caused environmental destruction and this process begins in schools.
  • Let All Creation Praise

    Let All Creation Praise is an initiative to provide resources for Christian worship to promote love of and care for God’s creation. They offer resources to help congregations learn to celebrate God’s love for creation, to worship God with creation, to help restore the relationship between nature and humans, and to foster love for God’s whole creation. They believe that care for creation should be integral to the life of all Christians and that it brings humans into the right relationship with God.
  • Engaged Organizations: Creation Justice Ministries

    Creation Justice Ministries is a grassroots organization that works to support ecumenical creation care. Born from the National Council of Churches USA, this group has a long history of advocating for creation justice on local and national levels. Creation Justice Ministries represents the creation care and environmental justice policies of major Christian denominations throughout the United States. They seek justice for all of God’s creation, including the human beings who live in it. They do so by drawing on the rich heritage of Christian scriptures and traditions which not only say to till and keep the Earth, but also to act for racial, economic, and environmental justice.
  • Official Denominational Environmental Webpage – Evangelical

    The Evangelical Environmental Network is a valuable source of information on sustainability and environmental awareness. It shows how people can come together in the church community and help make it a better place.
  • Environmental Statement – Mennonite Church

    Like many other religions, the Mennonite Church has released a statement about the need to take care of our environment. They are encouraging this attitude of caring for our planet among their members by using biblical text. It focuses on helping people choose simpler lifestyles, and seeking justice for the environment.
  • Environmental Statement – Evangelical Church

    Evangelical Christians are calling for all people to be stewards of the earth. It is our fault that there has been so much damage done to the planet. We were entrusted to look after all of creation, and therefore, must start to take responsibility for our actions. According to the Evangelical Declaration, The Bible tells us what our role is and what it is we must do. This statement by the Evangelical faith concedes that we must develop the earth to an extent, but we have taken it too far. We owe it to the future generations to preserve resources and help stop environmental degradation. To truly live out the Word of God, we must become more sustainable.
  • Profile: Jared Boyd

    Jared Patrick Boyd is a pastor (Vineyard USA ), spiritual director, and founder of The Order of Sustainable Faith, a missional monastic order for the 21st Century. He is the author of Invitations & Commitments: A Rule of Life. He and his wife have four daughters, and are planting and pastoring Franklinton Abbey, a new faith community on the west side of Columbus, OH.
  • Meet Sālote: a Young Witness to Climate Change

    "Meet Sālote: a Young Witness to Climate Change" is a video produced by Operation Noah that aims to hep Christians around the world recognize the human cost of climate change, and particularly its impact on women and children. The video was made in partnership with World Day of Prayer and is inspired by real-life accounts of present-day climate change impacts.
  • The Biblical Basis for Advocacy to end Hunger

    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.
  • Bread for the World: Have Faith. End Hunger.

    Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging the nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to exist, they provide help and opportunity at home and abroad to end hunger. “God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether they live in the next house, the next state, or the next continent.”
  • A Month of Gratitude

    A Month of Gratitude is a way that Christine Sine, creator of Godspace and writer for EEN Moms, is focusing on God’s abundant blessings. Instead of just making the week of Thanksgiving a gratitude week, she has decided to make October and November a season of gratitude. She offers simple ways that anyone can join her by praying, focusing, and practicing. From the article, "As we approach the Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas seasons it is good for all of us to establish practices that encourage us to slow down, to reflect, to attune ourselves to God and to take notice of the abundant blessings in our lives".
  • Profile: Melanie Harris

    Dr. Melanie L. Harris is Associate Professor of Religion at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX . There, she teaches and conducts research in the areas of Religious Social Ethics, African American Religion and Environmental Justice. She is a GreenFaith Fellow and co-director of Earth Honoring Faith with Ghost Ranch Education and Conference Center. Dr. Harris is currently a member of the Board of Directors of KERATV/Radio in Dallas and facilitates contemplative retreats as a licensed Spiritual Director. She is the author of Gifts of Virtue: Alice Walker and Womanist Ethics (Palgrave), as well as coeditor of the volume Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship: The Next Generation (Palgrave) and editor of Ecowomanism: Earth Honoring Faiths (Brill). Along with Dr. Jennifer Harvey, Dr. Harris conducts workshops about racial justice, womanist ethics and environmental justice. She has presented to audiences in the AME, United Church of Christ, and Baptist church traditions.