Creation Justice Ministries is helping gather and organize people of Orthodox, Protestant, Historically Black, Baptist, and Peace Church traditions so they can connect with their religious leadership, as well as with an ecumenical community, at the People's Climate March.
The United Church of Christ, The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Presbyterian Church (USA), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Mennonite Central Committee, United Methodist Church, and others are planning prayer and advocacy gatherings for their respective communities. We will connect you to denominational activities as plans unfold.
If you can't make it to Washington, DC, there are sister marches happening in various cities around the world. Creation Justice Ministries is neither endorsing nor involved in planning sister marches.
To view more information about various other faith-based activities surrounding the People's Climate March, go to www.faith.peoplesclimate.org
REFLECTIONS AND INSPIRATION
Celebrating with Creation: Songs in Support of the Eco-Reformation in 2017 & Ongoing Earth-Care by Norman C. Habel.
Teaching Environmental Ethics: Feeding “The Good Wolf” by Dr. Leah D. Schade
"A Shared Concern" (Poem) by Gerhard Fuerst
Need Earth Day Inspiration?
Share any or all of these resources with your congregation, family, friends
and simply feed your own spirit:
LISTEN: Cynthia Moe-Lobeda talks on Utah Public Radio speak on what loving thy neighbor has to do with climate change.
READ: Larry Rasmussen's Lecture for the Bonhoeffer Lectures in Public Ethics at Union Seminary - Voices from science, ethics, and theology on Eco-Reformation.
ACT: Plant a Tree! ... or 500. Find out how many Lutherans are getting into the spirit of Reformation by tree-planting and plan something in your community.
Join Online Conversations re: Faith & Science
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an educational web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature. Web meetings and online screenings will occur through April. [READ MORE]
2016 CHURCHWIDE ASSEMBLY TAKES TWO IMPORTANT CREATION CARE ACTIONS ON ENERGY AND WATER!
Press Release: US LUTHERANS VOTE TO DISCONTINUE FOSSIL-FUEL INVESTMENTS, TO WORK TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Churchwide Assembly Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water
Noting "the many biblical themes of renewal and liberation that water affords," and the importance of watersheds for environmental justice and creation care, the Assembly resolved to promote awareness, appreciation and stewardship of watersheds and water. Read the resolution. For watershed resources for congregations, download the toolkit, Our Watershed Moment, from the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Synod.
RESOURCES FOR PREACHING
NEW EACH WEEK Eco-Justice Commentary on the Lectionary Lessons
The Sunday of the Passion in Year A (Tom Mundahl)
The Fifth Sunday in Lent in Year A (Tom Mundahl)
The Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year A (Tom Mundahl)
The Third Sunday in Lent in Year A (Tom Mundahl)
The Second Sunday in Lent in Year A (Tom Mundahl)
The First Sunday of Lent in Year A (Tom Mundahl)
The Transfiguration of Our Lord in Year A (Dennis Ormseth)