Water and Watersheds
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.
NEW Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial from the ELCA
(Can also be downloaded at the bottom of this page.)
Our Watershed Moment, a toolkit from the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Synod, introduces the concept of a watershed and includes resources for theological reflection, worship, youth, education, advocacy, and water stewardship in the home.
Water and Ecotheology: Articles by Benjamin Stewart
Creation Justice Ministries Earth Sunday Resource:
NEW Blessing the Waters of Life:
Justice and Healing for Our Watersheds
Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference and ecumenical pre-event
Barbara Rossing and Native American leaders of Columbia River Tribes, featured speakers
September 26-29, 2017
Menucha Conference Center near Portland, Oregon
check PEC website for information as it becomes available.
NEW UPDATED Stewarding the Gift of Water:
ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet
Theological background and information on water stewardship globally, nationally, and locally. Under the “Find Your Watershed” section of the Factsheet you can click on the link to the USEPA site and input your zip code and you will be able to locate your watershed. Download at the bottom of this page or go to the ELCA Advocacy Resources page.
Vimeo slideshow with narration by Kyle Warfield, Outreach coordinator at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MDWatershed Discipleship is a website and organization based on the idea that the best way to orient the church’s work and witness is through bioregionally-grounded planning and action which focuses on the actual watersheds we inhabit. Website includes a blog, links to articles by Ched Meyers and others, and information about watersheds. Read more: Watershed Discipleship Movement and Resources
The GreenFaith Water Shield is an environmental merit badge program signifying that a faith-based institution has taken steps - educational, spiritual, and practical - to conserve water, protect water quality, and mobilize its members and community to do the same at home. Learn More.
Resources to Observe a Water Month Emphasis