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Caring for All of Creation

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Table of Contents
Books………………………………………………………………………......2

Christian Theology/Religious Ethics…………………………………….2

Secular Ethics & Analysis……………………………………………….3

Social Change/Behavior Change Strategy……………………………….4

Worship and Preaching…………………………………………………5

Websites………………………………………………………………………..6

Episcopal/Anglican Resources…………………………………………..6

Faith Based Resources…………………………………………………..6

Environmental Justice…………………………………………………..9

Energy Conservation…………………………………………………...10

Community Supported Agriculture…………………………………….11

Science Education …………………………………………………….12

Socially Responsible Investing…………………………………………13

Resources compiled by the Colorado Episcopal Foundation from:

Rev. Peter Sawtell, Founder and Executive Director, Eco-Justice Ministries

Michael Schut, Environmental and Economic Affairs Officer, Episcopal Church

The Rev. Barbara Dumke, Vicar, Church of the Good Shepherd, Colorado Springs

The Rev. Kiper deGavre, Stewardship Chair, Colorado Episcopal Foundation

Anita Sanborn, President, Colorado Episcopal Foundation

Books

Blue text are active hyperlinks to Amazon.com
Christian Theology/Religious Ethics
A Spirituality of Resistance by Roger Gottlieb
Branded: Adolescents Converting from Consumer Faith by Katherine Turpin
Christianity and Ecology: Seeking the Well-being of Earth and Humans, ed. By Dieter Hessel and Rosemary Radford Ruether
Care for Creation: a Franciscan Spirituality of the earth by Ilia Delio,
Creation Care: Keepers of the Earth by Luke Gascho
Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis Through the Lens of Faith by Rabbi Andrew Cohen-Kiener
Earth Community, Earth Ethics by Larry Rasmussen
Earth Wise: A Biblical Response to Environmental Issues by Calvin B. Dewitt
Green Church by Rebekah Simon-Peter
How Much is Enough? by Arthur Simon
Life Abundant and Super, Natural Christians by Sallie McFague
Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggeman
Simpler Living Compassionate Life, Food and Faith: Justice, Joy, and Daily Bread, and Money and Faith: The Search for Enough (all with study guides) by Michael Schut

The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics by Chad Myers

The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change by Annie Leonard (also as video)


The Wealth or Health of Nations by Carol Johnston
Wealth and the Will of God: Discerning the Use of Riches in the Service of Ultimate Purpose by Paul Schervish and Keith Whitaker

Secular Ethics & Analysis
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John de Graaf et al.
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben
Inspiring Progress: Religions' Contributions to Sustainable Development by Gary Gardner
Ishmael: An adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn
Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
Sustainability: Economics, Ecology, and Justice by John B. Cobb, Jr.
The Economics of Enough by Diane Coyle
The End of Nature by Bill McKibben
The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability by James Justave Speth
The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community by David Korten

Social Change / Behavior Change Strategy
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben
Don't Think of an Elephant by George Lakoff
Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing by Doug McKenzie Moore & William Smith
Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization by Lester R. Brown (available online viewing from PBS)


Worship and Preaching
Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation by Sam Hamilton Poore
Emerging Word: A Creation Spirituality Lectionary by Donald Schmidt
Green Bible Devotional: A Book of Daily Readings byCarla Barnhill
Green Psalter: Resources for an Ecological Spirituality by Arthur Walker-Jones
Preaching Creation throughout the Church Year by Jennifer M. Phillips


Websites

Blue texts are active hyperlinks to WebPages
Episcopal/Anglican Resources
Bishop’s Blend, A collaboration with Episcopal Relief and Development and Pura Vida Coffee

www.er-d.org/BishopsBlend/
Commission on Environmental Stewardship, Diocese of Atlanta www.greenguild.episcopalatlanta.org/Content/Dio_Atl_Environmental_Task_Force.asp
Committee on Stewardship of Creation, Diocese of Virginia

http://caringforgodscreation.net/default.asp
Earth Stewards Committee, Diocese of Vermont www.dioceseofvermont.org/Orgs/Environment.html
Energy Stewardship, The Province of New England

www.province1.org/energy-stewardship
Environmental Ministries, The Episcopal Church Center www.episcopalchurch.org/119103_ENG_HTM.htm
Environmental Stewardship Commission, Diocese of Minnesota

www.env-steward.com
Episcopal Collaboration with Green Faith, up to 50% off in tuition

www.GreenFaith.org/programs/certification

Contact Stacey Kennealy for more information at skennealy@greenfaith.org


Episcopal Ecological Network, Caring for God’s Creation: Called to be Stewards

www.eenonline.org

Green Your Church, Episcopal Church Building Fund

www.ecbf.org/Green-Your-Church.html
Shrinking the Footprint, the Church of England's National Environmental Campaign

www.shrinkingthefootprint.cofe.anglican.org


Task force for Stewardship of Creation, Diocese of Alabama

www.stewardsforcreation.org/educ.htm
The Episcopal Network for Economic Justice

www.enej.org
The Episcopal Public Policy Network

www.episcopalchurch.org/eppn.htm
Faith Based Resources
Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries, Promoting the practices of mutual aid, restorative justice, Sabbath economics, nonviolence, and social change.

www.bcm-net.org
Ched Myers, Writing and talks by activist theologian Ched Myers, a biblical scholar, popular educator, author, organizer and advocate who has for 30 years been challenging and supporting Christians to engage in peace and justice work and radical discipleship. 

www.chedmyers.org
Earth Care, Promoting creation stewardship within the Christian community

www.earthcareonline.org
Earth Ministry, Inspiring and mobilizing the Christian community to play a leadership role in building a just and sustainable future.

www.earthministry.org
Eco-Congregation, an A Rocha UK project

www.ew.ecocongregation.org
Eco-Justice Ministries, Note re curricula, "greening your church", worship

www.Eco-Justice.org

EnviroJustice, Promoting environmental justice through education, activism and mobilization from a progressive, faith-based perspective.

www.envirojustice.org
Faith and Money Network, Equipping people to transform their relationship with money, to live with integrity and intentionality, and to participate in creating a more equitable world.

www.faithandmoneynetwork.org
God's Earth is Sacred, Letter from NCC, annotated by Eco-Justice Ministries
www.eco-justice.org/GodsEarthIsSacred.asp
GreenFaith, Interfaith Partners for the Environment

www.greenfaith.org
Interfaith Power and Light, A religious Response to global warming www.interfaithpowerandlight.org
Liturgy of Creation, Wellsprings

www.wellsprings.org.uk/liturgies.creation.htm
National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program, with several ongoing campaigns

www.NCCEcojustice.org


Partners for Sacred Places, National, non-sectarian, non-profit devoted to helping congregations and their communities sustain and actively use older and historic sacred places

www.sacredplaces.org
Sojourners, A progressive christian commentary on faith, politics and culture. It seeks to build a movement of spirituality and social change.

www.sojo.net
The Genesis Covenant, Challenging people of all religious communities to join in an unified effort to reverse global warming

www.genesis.eds.edu/resources.htm
The Regeneration Project, Deepening the Connection between Ecology and Faith www.theregenerationproject.org
Vermont Interfaith Power and Light, A faith-based response to global warming

www.vtipl.org
Web of Creation, An ecumenical site with a wealth of good resources, including worship materials, "Season of Creation" sections, and a "Green Church" guide

www.webofcreation.org
World Council of Churches, Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation

www.oikoumene.org/en/programmes/justice-diakonia-and-responsibility-for-creation.html

Environmental Justice
Community Development Financial Institutions, Encouraging fair access to financial resources for America’s underserved people and communities.

www.cdfi.org
Deep South Center for Environmental and Justice, Focusing on the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor

www.dscej.org
EJnet.org: Web Resources for Environmental Justice Activists

www.ejrc.cau.edu
Environmental Justice Center at Clark Atlanta University

www.ejrc.cau.edu
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Little Village Neighborhood in Chicago, IL

www.lvejo.org
Resilience Circles, A small group (10 – 20 people) that comes together to increase personal security by facing our economic and ecological challenges, learning together about root causes; building relationships that strengthen our security and undertaking concrete steps for mutual aid and shared action; rediscovering the abundance of what we have and recognizing the possibility of a better future; Seeing ourselves as part of a larger effort to create a fair and healthy economy that works for everyone.

www.localcircles.org
Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, Focusing on Native/Indigenous communities

www.sneej.org
The Sierra Club, Aims to discuss and explore the linkages between environmental quality and social justice, and to promote dialogue, increased understanding and appropriate action.

www.sierraclub.org/ej/
Urban Habitat, Building power in low-income communities and communities of color by combining education, advocacy, research and coalition building to advance environmental, economic and social justice in the Oakland/Bay Area

www.urbanhabitat.org
US EPA, Describes standing and ongoing policy work on environmental justice.

www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/
We Act For Environmental Justice, Achieving environmental justice by building healthy Communities

www.weact.org


Energy Conservation
350.org, Global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis

www.350.org/
Earth Charter Initiative, Values and principles for a sustainable future www.earthcharterinaction.org/content/
Energy Star for Congregations

www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=small_business.sb_congregations

Green Volunteers, The world guide and information to voluntary work in nature conservation

www.greenvolunteers.com
Native Energy, Buying offsets

www.nativeenergy.com
S.M.A.R.T. Goals, by Top Achievement

www.topachievement.com/smart.html
Transition United States, Moving beyond fossil fuels

www.TransitionUS.org
US EPA Green Building, Basic information on how and why build green

www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, Reducing the economic, social, and environmental costs of energy consumption

www.veic.org/index.aspx
Virginia Sustainable Building Network, Promoting environmentally sound building practices and sustainable development for Virginia

www.vsbn.org


Community Supported Agriculture
Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, calling for new thinking in every aspect of the food system, from how land is owned to how farms are capitalized to how food is produced, distributed and prepared.

www.biodynamics.com
Farmworker Justice, seeks justice for seasonal, migrant work force

www.fwjustice.org
Local Harvest, finding local farms

www.localharvest.org/csa
The USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Programs

www.sare.org

Science Education
Climate: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Nasa’s climate time machine: ancient climate history. Winner of the webby awards for the best science site 2011.

climate.nasa.gov
Climate, General information

climate.gov
Endangered Species, Detailed information on endangered species globally

Eelink.net
Environmental News Network

www.een.com
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

www.ipcc.ch
International Union for Conservation of Nature, Helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development strategies

cms.iucn.org
National Climate Data Center 10 indicators of a warming world

www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

www.noaa.gov
Real Climate, Climate science from climate scientists

www.realclimate.org
Union of Concerned Scientists, Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions

www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/
World View of Global Warming, The photographic documentation of climate change

www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org


Socially Responsible Investing
Oiko Credit, A faith-based micro-finance and investment organization.

www.oikocredit.org
Green America, providing the basics on socially responsible investing and ideas on how to get started.

www.greenamerica.org/socialinvesting/
The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, providing basic information about sustainable investing.

www.socialinvest.org/resources/sriguide/srifacts.cfm



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