assorted links --

    350.org -- climate crisis solutions


    4/1Earth project !!!


    52 ways to care for creation


    and God saw that it was good


    arizona interfaith power and light


    bill mckibben's website


    blessed tomorrow: caring for creation today


    blue theology mission station


          • LiMPETS


    caring for the earth with gratitude


    caring for creation (oboedire) cott)


    christian education resources


    contemplative mind - nature meditation


    cool congregations


    creatures great and small


    creation justice ministries


    "dreaming creation" contemplative photo project


    earth charter


    earth hour


    earth ministries


    eco-justice ministries


    eco-mystic & theologian, fr. tom berry


    explore faith.org: honoring creation



    feast of st. francis


        (also: blessing for animals liturgy)


    finding spirit in place


    green bible

          ...what is it?


    greenfaith


    grounded spirituality, in community


    honoring creation


    how green is my bible?


    inside passages


    journey of the universe


    living lent: lifestyle challenge for eco-transformation

  

    lucas

  

    maestro

  

    man planting a forest (eco-restoration)


    muir's favorite bird


    prayer from pope francis' environmental encyclical


    religious partnership for environment


    renewal project film


    share your garden harvest w/ those in need


    sojourners on the environment


    soul of elephants


    transition united states


    whidbey institute for earth, spirit ...



abbey of the arts --

    advent practices: breathing deeply

   advent practices: tending to creation

    advent practices: following the fire

    advent practices: water's wisdom

    advent practices: our earthiness

    winter wisdom


american baptist (abc-usa) --

    resolution on global warming


being (NPR)--

    a voice for the animals


    beauty in the garden of vigen guroian


    discovering where we live


    climate change in 4 minutes


    climate change -- a disciples' response


    contemplative ecology


    elephant mourning -- animal grief


    ethics of eating


    evangelical environmental evolution


    gardening in paradise by vigen guroian


    glory of the perseids (in one minute)


    joanna macy and the great turning


    land, life, and the poetry of creatures


    moral math of climate change


    one man's treasure, another's trash


    fishing with mystery


    planting the future w/ w. maathai


         - nature's coded wisdom


    restoring life's balance thru soil & friends


    my hope


    tired of inevitable


    whale songs and elephant love


    wild love for the world (joanna macy)


carbon fast for Lent --

   tearfund carbon fast program

    carbon fast congregational resource

    carbon fast fact sheet

    carbon fast pledge sheet

    carbon fast lenten example 1

    carbon fast lenten example 2


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church of the brethren --

    our environment

    denominational statement


disciples of christ --

    alverna covenant history

    alverna covenant

    arizona interfaith power & light

    blue theology mission station

    d.o.c. coffee project

    earth sunday resources

    eco-justice ministries

    environmental action study

    environmental action study - leader guide

    green church program

    resolutions regarding environment

    return to the garden

    climate change -- pastoral meditation


episcopal church (usa) --

    ecological network


evangelical lutheran church (elca) --

    caring for creation statement


greek orthodox --

    our faith, our environment


mennonites --

    care for creation

    food

    water


methodist (umc) --

    environmental justice

    environmental care statements


presybterians (pcusa) --

    environmental justice ministry

    just living

    presbyterians for earth care


quakers (Friends) --

    friends energy project

    earthcare witness


united church of christ (ucc) --

    eco action

    global warming statement

    climate change statement



... invited to take up has often been noted as that of caring for creation (Genesis 1: 26-31).  Of course, misinterpreted “dominion” language has sometimes gotten in the way and led such practice off onto dangerous and distracted pathways overgrown with destruction, violence, and injustice toward G_d’s more-than-human world.


In the face of concerns regarding global climate change, life-altering pollution, world-wide food supply concerns, lack of clean water and sanitation for too-many of our global neighbors, whole-species genocide due to wars and other unsustainable practices, and more -- caring for G_d’s creation, as a spiritual practice, should be a foundational consideration for the Christian faith in each of our lives.


But let us not take up such practice from a place of fear and foreboding; let us do so, instead, as a whole-hearted commitment from a deep place of hope for what can be, and a deep-seated conviction for who and how we are called to be, as those assigned by G_d to be mid-wives and shepherds for everything G_d has brought forth and called “good.”

The first spiritual practice humans were ...