What if, in choosing to consume less stuff, we got greater clarity about where true sources of contentment may be found?Read more
Creation care and climate change are moral and ethical issues, and church communities are a great place to connect on this topic in a way that is based on values rather than politics. Below are resources for integrating creation care into the worship service and Christian education.
Messenger magazine series on climate change
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“What does a changing global climate mean for the poor, both now and if we stay on the current path?” Authors Sharon Yohn and Laura White address that...Read more
On a sunny day in May of 2014, Germany generated a record 74 percent of its electricity renewably...Perhaps more surprisingly, Costa Rica currently...Read more
Making peace demands active engagement, sustained dedication, careful analysis, patient relationship-building, and wise, prayerful discernment.Read more
Sermon examples and suggestions
Prayers, poems, liturgy, and worship service resources
- Links to a variety of Creation Care themed songs and hymns. Appropriate for worship, Sunday School, or singing around the campfire!
Study guides and Christian education
- Links to a variety of study guides
- Links to youth climate lessons
- Every Creature Singing: "A curriculum for followers of Jesus who want to connect their faith with their place"
- Climate Change Religious Education Curriculum from the Unitarian Universalist
- A Brethren climate change study resource: http://www.brethren.org/peace/documents/climate-change-study-resource.pdf
- Keeping the Garden: A Faith Response to God’s Creation, Tim Wiebe-Neufeld and Donita Wiebe-Neufeld. Available from Brethren Press
- Gardening for the Earth and Soul: A Practical for Family and Community Gardening, Heather Dean & Tom Benevento. Available from Brethren Press, with additional resources available at http://www.brethren.org/publicwitness/going-to-the-garden-resources.html
- Basic Trek: Venture Into a World of Enough: The Original 28-Day Journey, Dave Schrock-Shenk (Mennonite)
- To Till and to Keep: Being Stewards of God's Creation in a Consumer Society, Carol Lena Miller
- Living More With Less, Doris Janzen Longacre, 1980 (Mennonite)
- Living More With Less Study Action Guide, Delores Friesen , 1981
- The Simple Life: The Christian Stance Toward Possessions, Vernard Eller, 1973 (book study)