The climate catastrophe is greater than any one denomination, but working together we can have a huge impact!
When I felt the call to ordained ministry, I was confused and resistant. I ignored God and then tried to bargain my way out of it. I did not feel worthy, and I did not want to be a minister. It was not until I took a course in seminary called, “The Body of God” did my call make sense to me. In that course, I was introduced to Sallie McFague, a feminist eco-theologian. Through her writings I came to understand the purpose of my call to ministry and the connection between my passion for ecology and my faith came together. In that course the idea for what is now called the Green Chalice ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was born. In 2011 in my position as minister for Green Chalice, I was asked to represent Disciples of Christ on the National Council of Churches Ecojustice Working Group board which is now Creation Justice Ministries.
Working with this incredible group of people has been one of the greatest blessings of my environmental ministry. Ecojustice work can be isolating and stressful. The members of the CJM board support each other and cheer each other on. The work of our individual denominations and communions is amplified by our working together. The climate catastrophe is greater than any one person or denomination, but working together we can have a huge impact. We are truly all in this together, living out our faith by caring for God's creation.
About this Blog
This blog shares the activities of Creation Justice Ministries. We educate and equip Christians to protect, restore, and rightly share God's creation.