Established in 2010, Green the Church works at the intersection of environmental justice and the black church. They seek to amplify green theology, to promote sustainable practices for congregations and congregants, and to support and leverage the collective power of member churches for change.
“Pope Francis’ second encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home offers a rich theological resource for Catholics and Protestants alike. Considering topics such as consumerism, development, environmental degradation, and global warming, the Pope ties these to the Gospel as well as the social and ethical teachings of the church.
The songs sung by the church can tell us a lot about our theology. This article from Sojourners traces the recent history of worship music that engages with creation care.
AAAS DoSER Lecture — A Climate of Hope: Scientists and Faith Communities Addressing the Climate Crisis
This lecture hosted by AAAS DoSER addresses how scientists and faith communities can draw on the strengths of their communities to better work together in responding to climate change.
In 2021, Kathryn Hayhoe published Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. As her publisher summarizes, “Over the past fifteen years Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it—and she wants to teach you how.”
Back in the spring, I wrote that “small actions (mustard seeds) can add up to mountains.” This biblical wisdom applies when approaching creation care. We all have different motivations and different actions we can take in response to those motivations.