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  • Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action

    Dayenu is a Jewish organization that confronts the climate crisis through spiritual and political action. The organization has several "circles" spread around the United States and Canada that meet at least once a month and participate in 2-3 national campaigns a year. Dayenu offers resources to start a local circle or co-affiliate an already existing organization.
  • MTSO and the intersection between faith and food.

    At the Methodist Theology School in Ohio, there are several different organizations that focus on the act of sustainability and pro-environmental behaviors, one of these is the Community Food and Wellness Initiative. According to their website, their objectives included creating a stronger connection between the land, ourselves, and the community, as well as "supporting local participation in national and global food justice campaigns". The Community Food and Wellness Initiative also focuses on offering experiences to the community that will further their knowledge of the earth and food production.
  • United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Ministries

    "From the birth of the environmental justice movement in the 1980s to the local ministries of churches throughout the country today, the United Church of Christ has been making a profound difference in caring for God’s creation. Learn more about our history, the Creation Justice Church program, Earth Day resources, the Pollinator newsletter, Creation Justice Webinars, and the work of the UCC Council for Climate Justice."
  • International Indigenous Youth Council

    The International Indigenous Youth Council is a youth-led organization of 9 chapters across Turtle Island. They seek to protect Indigenous land and culture through spiritually-guided community organizing and nonviolent direct action. IIYC was founded after the Standing Rock Indigenous Uprising of 2016, and is credited with successfully defending protecting the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers from the Dakota Access Pipeline construction. Today, they spearhead actions against policy, pipeline construction, and climate finance contributing to the climate crisis directly effecting their communities.
  • Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action

    Dayenu is an American Jewish organization that aims to create environmental change through political action. Dayenu members contact and persuade politicians to pursue climate change solutions. In addition, they partner with businesses and work to realign their investments to stop financially backing the fossil fuel institution.
  • Rabbi and Eco-Chaplain Katy Z. Allen

    Rabbi Katy Z. Allen is the founder and spiritual leader of Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope. She began her career as a biology teacher, turned to writing and editing educational materials, then started teaching Hebrew school and became involved in family and adult education before entering rabbinical school. She received a Masters of Arts in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College in Newton, MA, in 1999, and rabbinic ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion in Yonkers, NY, in 2005 and is a Board Certified Chaplain through Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains. For ten years, Katy served as a staff chaplain at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and then as a hospice chaplain. She is the co-founder of the Jewish Climate Action Network and consideres herself an eco-chaplain. Rabbi Katy writes about matters of the spirit and the world (and encourages others to write) and blogs at here. She is certified as a Bibliodramatist by Peter and Susan Pitzele, and has published Loss and Transformation: One Women's Journey Out of Grief to Opportunity, which is based on her senior rabbinic project, and Earth Etudes for Elul: Spiritual Reflections for the Season, with reflections on Earth and t'shuvah by many writers. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of, Jewish Veg and Shomrei Bereshit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth. Rabbi Katy's most recent book, A Tree of Life: A Story in Word, Image, and Text is “a meditation on our universal journey through trauma toward healing.” A series of about 60 double-page spreads unfolds a story from innocence to despair to understanding through a combination of poetic moments, quotes from Jewish tradition, and black-and-white photographs of trees.
  • Exploring Faith and Nature Through Buckeye Bible Study

    Buckeye Bible Study is an on-campus Ohio State University non-denominational Bible group that allows people to explore the Christian faith. The group's goal is to find evidence for and/or an explanation for having a relationship with God. The club has weekly teachings every Sunday, and group activities on the OSU campus every Tuesday. Most activities are outside on the open grass and fields when the weather warms. But activities range from game nights, group dinners, outside sports and expeditions, and most importantly, service projects. BBS has participated in on campus trash pick-up as well as promoted walking and carpooling for on-campus traveling— and already have many upcoming plans for community volunteer work. There have been nature retreats, where the group hikes and walks on paths at Yellow Springs and talks about a healthy relationship with God. This club opens a path for students of any background willing to come and explore a Christian faith, while delving into the nature and creation of God.
  • United Women in Faith- Climate Justice

    All creation is God’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it … God has granted us stewardship of creation. We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect.” (Social Principles, ¶160) Protecting God’s creation and those who are disproportionately affected by global climate change is more than our belief; it is one of our core principles.
  • The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration

    The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration is based out of Santa Rosa, California, and is comprised of a dedicated group of Orthodox Christians who provide an Orthodox response to the environmental crisis on Earth. Although this group is based in the United States, its messages are heard around the world. Since the beginning of their organization, they have created lectures, conferences, and a newsletter. This group offers programs and resources that allow readers to engage themselves in conservation efforts with an Orthodox Christian philosophy.
  • Bellwether Farm

    Bellwether Farm is a Christian organization which applies Biblical principles of creation stewardship to land use sciences to provide hands-on environmental education to the public on responsible land use. Responsible land use benefits human society and the earth both physically and spiritually, and this beautiful farm offers programs that help to exemplify this principle. Bellwether Farm routinely partners with the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio to educate the members of its congregations on environmental stewardship.
  • The Miracle Garden

    The Miracle Garden is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 with the intention to convert vacant lots in the Columbus area into gardens that provide healthy produce for food-insecure areas. This organization relies on volunteers to maintain the garden and donate supplies, which provides a great opportunity for churches to volunteer outdoors while serving the local community and bringing about positive change.