Resources

Need help getting started with your environmental ministries and stewardship? Looking for liturgical resources, theological information, parish education curricula, ideas for building stewardship, or opportunities for systematic advocacy? These links can help!

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Adult-Education Curriculums
Books about Faith and the Environment
– perfect for book groups!
Faith-Based Environmental Organizations
Liturgical Materials
Scientific and Communications Resources
Videos

Adult-Education Curriculums

  • A Life of Grace for the Whole World: A Study Course on the House of Bishops’ Pastoral Teaching on the Environment, by the Rev. Jerry Cappel and the Rev. Stephanie Johnson. In 2011, the Episcopal Church House of Bishops issued a pastoral letter on the environment, the church’s largest teaching on climate change and environmental stewardship to date. In response, Cappel and Johnson created this five-week study course, following the five sections of the bishops’ letter. A leader guide, adult book, and youth book are each available.
  • Free: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Laudato Si Discussion Guide [PDF]: Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home is Pope Francis’ groundbreaking work on Christianity, climate change, and global interconnection. This is the official group discussion guide for U.S. audiences. Note that it is intended for Roman Catholic audiences, so you may wish to do some editing for your own context.
  • Free: Season of Creation discussion materials: The Church of England has curated a wide variety of readings for each day during the Season of Creation — including popular and theological articles, book excerpts, and Scripture — which is celebrated from September 1 to October 4.
  • Free: National Council of Churches Educational Resources: The NCC’s ecumenical Creation Justice Ministries has published dozens of different curriculums on a wide variety of topics for all ages. A small sampling of titles includes:
    • Climate and Church: How Global Climate Change Will Impact Core Church Ministries
    • It’s God’s World: Christians, Care for Creation and Global Warming
    • Bottom Line Ministries that Matter: Congregational Stewardship with Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies
    • Just Climate: Study Guide for Adult Christian Education
    • Cry of Creation: A Call for Climate Justice
    • Environmental Justice with Indigenous Peoples
    • Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate
    • Water, Holy Water
    • And many more!

Books about Faith and the Environment

Perfect for either book groups or individual reading!

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Faith-Based Environmental Organizations

These organizations will have additional resources, information on best practices for stewardship and greening your facilities, and opportunities for systemic advocacy.

Liturgical Materials

Scientific and Communications Resources

Videos

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