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VIDEOS

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Reflections on Swedish Bishops' Letter on Climate Change


On May 19, 2015, LSTC Professors Kadi Billman, Barbara Rossing, and Vítor Westhelle, reflected on A Bishops' Letter about Climate Change published by the Church of Sweden in 2014. The Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelén, archbishop of the Church of Sweden, concluded the session presented for the LSTC Board of Directors and faculty. Watch the four videos


Read "A Bishops' Letter about the Climate" from the Church of Sweden


View this film to understand the urgency of action on climate change. Online and free.

A Sea Change: Imagine a World Without Fish. (Niijii Films, 2009) www.aseachange.net
 
Renewal: Stories from America's Religious Environmental Movement 
www.renewalproject.net (Eight feature stories from a variety of faith traditions)
 
An Inconvenient Truth www.climatecrisis.net
 
Too Hot Not Too Handle (HBO special) 


INSPIRATION / THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS 


A Bishops' Letter about the Climate" from the Church of Sweden

God, Creation and Climate Change: A Resource for Reflection and Discussion, Lutheran World Federation.  Download from the LWF website or at the bottom of this page

"Waiting for the Lutherans" An article by Larry Rasmussen in Currents and Theology and Mission.

Climate Change as a Perfect Moral Storm by Larry Rasmussen, Journal of Lutheran Ethics, February 12, 2014

"Lord, we believe. Help our unbelief!" A sermon by Gil Waldkoenig

Sermons from the annual National Preach-In on Climate Change

Creation Salvation," Vicar Josh Buzbee, All Peoples' Church, Milwaukee WI, February 16, 2014  
audio (download 21614.mp3 at bottom of the Reflections and Inspiration page)

Sermon for Epiphany 5A, the Rev. Lisa E. Dahill, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Worship and Christian Spirituality, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
video      text

Sermon for Epiphany 6A, Dr. Peter W. Bakken, Coordinator, Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light

Resources for preaching on climate change from A New Awakening, a transdenominational Christian movement for climate solutions

"Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God" by Brian Konkol, who served in South Africa as ELCA Country Coordinator of the Young Adults in Global Mission program.

BOOKS

RELIGIOUS

Climate Justice: Ethics, Energy, and Public Policy by James Martin-Schramm (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010).

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming by Sallie McFague (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008).

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming by Michael Northcott (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2005).

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living by Nick Spencer, Robert White, and Virginia Vroblesky (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2009).

 
ECOLOGY
 
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
by Elizabeth Kolbert (New YorkBloomsbury, 2006)

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth by Larry Schweiger of the national Wildlife Federation (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2009).

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley by Stephen Faris (New York: Henry Holt, 2009).

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2008).

PRACTICAL

Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming by David Reay (New York: MacMillan, 2005).

10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round, by Jerri Farris (Gloucester: Fair Winds, 2005)

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth (New York: Penguin, 2005)

ADULT EDUCATION CURRICULUM


This is a four week study intended for church adult education, college, or seminary classrooms. The study takes up the theme of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation coming in 2017, so may be a great way to start thinking about how your community and congregation will mark this momentous occasion.  

ACTION

NEW You and Your Congregation Can Sign the Paris Pledge!

Take the Paris Pledge, as an individual or as a congregation, and commit to reducing your carbon pollution. Together, we can make a real difference. Interfaith Power & Light will provide you with helpful resources and tools so you can reach your goals.


WEBSITES

ELCA WORLD HUNGER PROGRAM

Toolkit on Climate Change Connections

Take yourself, your class, or your congregation on a journey that explores the intersections between climate change and hunger. These toolkits are designed to be a program-in-a-box or customizable segments of information and activities for use in many congregational or educational settings

 

SCIENCE

U.S. Global Change Research Program: National Climate Assessment

    Third National Climate Assessment (2014)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC OPINION

Yale Project on Climate Change Communications
http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/filtered/?action=add_filter&5=5

RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL

Climate Denial Crock of the Week
http://climatecrocks.com

If there's global warming, why is it so cold? video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZGsdnYqbjk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUtZdUYUZr493AUh_EInBYxQ

Real Climate: Climate Science from Climate Scientists
http://www.realclimate.org

Skeptical science: Gettings Skeptical about Global Warmng Skepticism
https://www.skepticalscience.com

ADVOCACY

Climate Change Advocacy page

Action alerts, news, and further resources about public policies to address global climate change  -- click here.
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Peter Bakken,
Sep 14, 2015, 10:56 AM