Each year, over a billion people around the world celebrate earth day through acts of service and worship. Watch the 2022 Creation Justice Ministries Ecumenical Earth Day service! Join Christian siblings from across theological traditions to celebrate Earth Day and worship the Creator.
Greetings by Avery Davis Lamb
Homily by Rev. Dr. Betty Holley
Prayers and scripture read by Tammy Alexander
Prayers by Karyn Bigelow
Music by Christian McIvor
In a reflection on Matthew 3, Ched Myers offers context for John’s words and how we might bear fruits worthy of repentance in ourselves, our communities, and our churches.
Truth, Healing & Conservation: Tracing the Roots of California Ecocide, Seeking Fruits of Repentance
In this webinar, we will trace the connections between the ecological crisis in the state of California and the attempted genocide and removal of Indigenous peoples from their ancestral lands. Christian denominations are beginning to acknowledge and seek to make amends for the role of the Church in sanctioning this destruction under the Doctrine of Discovery. At the same time, a growing environmental justice movement is recognizing that Indigenous ecological knowledge is essential for land conservation. We will highlight examples of conservation efforts led by Indigenous groups in California, and offer opportunities for faith communities to come together in support of these initiatives.
Sitting on the coast of North Carolina, St. Paul AME Zion Church and Camp Caroline are no strangers to climate disasters. They are also no strangers to the spiritual and physical resilience needed in the face of the climate crisis. Learn how these leaders are cultivating faithful resilience in North Carolina: Rev. Lynn Godette, St. Paul AME Zion Church, Aurora, NC Rev. Gerald Godette, St. Paul AME Zion Church, Aurora, NC Casey Perry, Camp Caroline, Arapahoe, NC Filmmaking by Two Pine State.
In Brunswick, GA, faith leaders are on the frontlines of climate change and environmental justice. They are also on the frontlines of physical and spiritual resilience, guiding their communities through the storms of the climate crisis.
Learn how these leaders are cultivating faithful resilience in Georgia:
Fr. DeWayne Cope, St. Athanasius Episcopal Church
Hermina Glass-Hill, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light
Rev. Zack Lyde, St. John Missionary Baptist Church
Filmmaking by Two Pine State.
This resource will help equip Christian communities explore the impact the Doctrine of Discovery has had on our country, the Church, our relationship with God's creation, and one another. It includes information about tribal sovereignty, sacred places, and considerations when advocating for responsible energy stewardship. It also includes tools to pursue healing and environmental justice. Find sermon preparation resources, hymn suggestions, Christian education ideas, action opportunities, and more.
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