Tending the Garden: Stewardship of Biodiversity and Endagered Species
This education and worship resource examines issues of biodiversity and provides suggestions to help, preserve and promote biodiversity and protect the endangered species under our care.
Chesapeake Bay Resources
Climate and Energy Resources
Faithful Budget, Faithful Stewardship: An Analysis of Energy Subsidies and Poverty Assistance Programs
This resource examines the priorities that are reflected in our budgets and their moral implications.
- Lead by Example: Climate Justice Congregations in the Southeast
- Prayer and Preaching Resources on Ending Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
- Energy Stewardship: Using Smart Grids and Emerging Technologies for Protecting God's Creation
- Seeking God's Grace for the Gulf
- African Americans and Climate Change
- Climate and Church: How Global Climate Change Will Impact Core Church Ministries
- Just Climate: Study Guide for Adult Christian Education
- Bottom Line Ministries that Matter: Congregational Stewardship with Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies
- Cry of Creation: A Call for Climate Justice
- It's God's World: Christians, Care for Creation and Global Warming
Earth Day Sunday Resources
We can help bring healing to God’s people and God’s earth by examining our routines and changing our habits to live more simply and sustainably. In doing so, we respond to Jesus’ call to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, and care for the sick (Matt 25:34-45). Note: Use the link above to also download denominational versions of the resource adapted for Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Lutheran-ELCA, Presbyterian Church (USA), Reformed Church in American, and United Methodist Church.
- Ethics of Energy (2012)
- Where Two or More are Gathered: Eco-Justice as Community (2011)
- The Gulf Coast: Seeking Rebirth and Ressurection (2011)
- Sacred Spaces and an Abundant Life: Worship Spaces as Stewardship (2010)
- Celebrating and Caring For God's Creation Earth Day Sunday Resource (2009)
- Climate and Poverty Earth Day Sunday Resource (2008)
- Our Daily Bread: Harvesters of Hope and Gardeners of Eden (2007)
- Through the Eye of a Hurricane: Rebuilding Just Communities (2006)
- S.acred O.ceans S.eas (2005)
- Life-Giving Breath of God: Protecting the Sacred Gift of Air (2004)
Environmental Health Resources
The Healthy Kids, Healthy Churches, Healthy Creation curriculum 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. Note: Use the link above to also download a version of the resource adapted for Massachusetts.
Environmental Justice Resources
In the U.S., and around the world, more people of color live and work in unhealthy, polluted environments than white people do. This guide explores the definitions of environmental racism and defines a set of environmental justice principles from which people of faith can work. Based on these principles, this guide provides activities for personal and congregational reflection, study and action.
Food and Farming Resources
General Eco-Justice Resources
Teaching about God’s Creation can be exciting and fun. This new theological resource can be used with adult education classes to teach about the principles in the 2004 ecumenical environmental statement, God’s Earth is Sacred. This guide uses hands on learning, reflection and scripture to explore these principles and the mysteries of creation.
Green Building Resources
Land and Wilderness Resources
The wilderness is deeply woven into Christianity and other faith traditions. They were central to the spiritual journeys of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. This new resource will help us in our modern day efforts to reflect peacefully and reconnect with the Creator through study, worship and congregational action.