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Faith Formation: Creation Care Multi-Media

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

Video

6 Americas Cartoons SlideResources for conversations with climate change deniers / people of other spiritual/faith/denominational persuasions include:

Katherine Hayhoe's interview with Jimmy Kimmel and her references to Global Warming's 6 Americas, a classification created by the Yale Program on climate change communication. Take the Six Americas Super Short Survey (SASSY!) to discover where you land.

See also Sandra Richter's Stewards of Eden; a trailer is here.

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Toolkit: Our Watershed Moment

An Initiative of the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Area Synod, ELCA

We won’t save places we don’t love
We can’t love places we don’t know
We don’t know places we haven’t learned

- Baba Dioum, Senegalese Environmentalist

 

Water Is Life: Biblical Reflections

We know that Water is Life from almost every book of the Bible. Biblical scholar Diane Jacobson selected five different ways Scripture illuminates water as life and illustrates why and how the Bible encourages us to support remarkable work like that of Winona LaDuke, whose stories, lived experience, and current critical work shaped the 2022 Johnson Symposium.

10 Films to Inspire Your Inner Environmental Superhero by Leigh Fine

Movies have long helped us understand what it means to live on earth and contribute to an ecologically sustainable planet. Here are ten of our favorites.

Still from FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992).

 Hear Matthew Fox in conversation with Alex and Allyson Grey, of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, on "Easter, Christ, and Creation Spirituality."

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Pope Francis was joined by nearly 40 global faith leaders for "Faith and Science: Towards COP26". Their signed joint appeal was given to Alok Sharma, president-designate of COP26, and to Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s foreign affairs minister.

“Future generations will never forgive us if we miss the opportunity to protect our common home. We have inherited a garden: We must not leave a desert to our children,” said the written appeal, signed Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology.

See the Catholic News Service write-up here.

View AlJazeera's report here.

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

Gather Together: 8 Intergenerational Events to Explore All Creation Sings

Gather Together: 8 Intergenerational Events to Explore All Creation Sings

Bring your entire congregation together to learn about All Creation Sings, worship, and spend time in community with this intergenerational guide. This will be a great addition to the worship life of your church. Participants will grow in faith, build relationships and have fun together.

Websites

Book Cover with title: Regeneration, Ending the climate crisis in one generation by Paul Hawken Regeneration is a group of researchers and advocates who connect humanity to the possibility that the climate crisis – the existential threat to civilization – contains myriad solutions, actions, and initiatives that can help create a better world for all.

Their mission: 

To help bring an end to the climate crisis in one generation [through a growing set of interlocking initiatives [that will] inspire, guide, and nurture sustained climate action from global citizens and organizations to bring about lasting climate relief.

The website includes:

  • the most complete list of challenges and solutions to the climate crisis
  • connects people to the resources, organizations, wisdom holders and know-how to get them done
  • the book that started the movement
  • regular blog posts

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Minnesota Reformer shared Minnesota Mental Health Professionals Say Climate Concerns Driving Patients to Depression by Christopher Ingraham, January 04, 2024.

Can your congregation become a place for young people to process complex emotions and develop resilience and hope by participating - with adults who are passionate about climate care - in taking action to mitigate damage and restore health to all?

Finding Climate Solutions in Fairy Tales

What can stories of witches tell us about solving the plastics problem?

BY KATHERINE ELLSWORTH-KREBS &
BECKY TIPPER

YES! Magazine

1.5C above pre-industrial levels is the threshold beyond which our damage to the climate will rapidly become irreversible.Scientists deliver ‘final warning’ on climate crisis: act now or it’s too late

IPCC report says only swift and drastic action can avert irrevocable damage to world

The Guardian; March 20, 2023

File:Nature Timespiral.pngThe history of nature from the Big Bang to the present day represented in a spiral with notable events annotated. Each billion years (Ga) is represented by 90 degrees of rotation of the spiral.

Created and rendered especially for Wikimedia.org by Pablo Carlos Budassi. Learn more here.

Murmurations: Returning to the Whole

adrienne maree brown

JUN 29, 2022

To heal ourselves, we must remember that we are a small part of a much greater whole.

Individuals Are Not to Blame for the Climate Crisis

By Cassandra Roxburgh

We need real solutions that hold corporations liable for their part in the climate crisis.

The fossil fuel industry uses greenwashing and woke-washing to shirk their own responsibility.

Rev. Dr. Cameron Trimble points out the connection between our Mistakes about God and our mistakes about nature - and vice versa.

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Richard Rohr spent a week Contemplating Creation - short, daily devotionals to help us see and develop awareness of our oneness with creation.

Welcoming the Many Names of the Divine Feminine by Matthew Fox highlights how our theology - specifically our inclusion of and appreciation for the Divine Feminine - affects our zeal for and approaches in creation care.

BBC News - Wikipedia

Climate Change: At-risk Nations Fear Extinction after IPCC Report

Nations vulnerable to climate change have warned they are on the "edge of extinction" if action is not taken.


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.

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.