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Faith Formation: Creation Care for All Ages

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Children's Books

Image result for 111 Trees          Jayden’s Impossible Garden: timeless story about community and connection     This beautiful picture book teaches kids to connect with themselves, with others, and with nature     Once Upon Another Time     

Addresses issues children might hear about in the news and may not understand; straightforward and kid-friendly explanations of tough topics; includes ideas for what they can do to help make the world a better, fairer place. Each book has a glossary and additional resources.

The series includes: Culture and Diversity; Rights and Equality; Protecting the Planet; and Rules and Responsibilities.

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Tweens & Teens

animal chapter books.jpg     Chapter books that inspire kids to heal the earth.

Adult's Books

     Braiding Sweetgrass     Climate Courage          The Dirt to Soil cover     Picture of Everyone Must Eat     Gonna Trouble the Water | Ecojustice, Water, and Environmental Racism (De La Torre)     Is It Too Late?: A Theology of Ecology     Jesus for Farmers and Fishers: Justice for All Those Marginalized by Our Food System          The Radiant Lives of Animals     Under the Sky We Make     The Water Defenders     The Way of Imagination     Wild Belief: Poets and Prophets in the Wilderness

Curricula

Connect-the-Drops: Faith, Science & Youth Leadership Cohorts  

High school, middle school, or intergenerational. Go to GrowingGreenHearts.com for more info.

Nature - Our First Way of Knowing God Video-based Adult Christian Study Curriculum

Nature: Our First Way Of Knowing God

Video-based Adult Christian Study Curriculum

Nature: Our First Way of Knowing God includes videos, discussion questions, and a suggested spiritual practice in nature — Try This — for each week that can be done either individually or as a group. The study also encourages participants to examine and transform their own lifestyles to help bring health and wholeness to God’s beloved creation.

Presenter: Beth Norcross, founder and executive director of the Center for Spirituality in Nature (centerforspiritualityinnature.org) and adjunct faculty member at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC

Video

View a trailer, join a multi-group event, or create a virtual screening

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles


Podcast Episode 34: "Renewing" with Eileen Flanagan, a nationally-known activist and award-winning spiritual writer from the Quaker tradition whose online courses help peoples' activism more effective and whose work focuses on how to build a spiritually grounded and effective climate justice movement.

Creation Spirituality | REDDING VOICE

Daily Meditations from Matthew Fox on Creation Spirituality

The Office of Social Justice and Faith Formation Ministries offer this resource to address God's call to care for creation. Ten Ways to Care for Creation includes ideas such as starting an intergenerational gardening project, holding a storytelling series, and much more!

Download this free resource or order printed copies for a small fee at FaithAliveResources.org.

Matthew Fox cites Linda Neale inviting humans to join the Grand Liturgy of the Universe.

Progressive Christianity and The Salt Project present a two-part audio series: The Bible and Climate Change.