Faith Formation & Spiritual Grounding for Creation Care
Even as we urgently respond to climate crisis and its myriad consequences, as people of faith, it is important to recognize that our relationship with creation extends beyond the need to steward Earth’s resources and be active advocates for environmental care.
As we respond to the clear, present, and increasing threat of climate crisis, it’s vital that we recognize our work as Episcopalians is not just about responding to climate change. At the most recent General Convention, the House of Bishops put forward a statement that read in part, “We are only fully human and fully alive when we are in right relationship with the whole created order. Apart from each other and nature, we are not our whole selves.”
The crisis we face is not solely ecological. It is also spiritual. The following resources have been compiled to help congregations and Episcopal communities explore the spiritual grounding for creation care and formation resources for establishing an ecological faith that honors right relationship with the whole created order:
- Creation Care & Loving Formation | The Episcopal Church
- Creation Care Pledge | The Episcopal Church
- Love God, Love God’s World Creation Care Curriculum | The Episcopal Church
- Creation Care Resources | The Episcopal Church
Study Guides, Small Group Formation, and Liturgical Resources
- Rogation Days: A Rookie Anglican Guide | Anglican Compass
- EcoPreacher Cohort | The BTS Center
- Spirituality in Nature Groups | The Center for Spirituality in Nature
- Just Climate: Study Guide for Adult Christian Education | Creation Justice Ministries
- Out of the Wilderness: Building Christian Faith and Keeping God’s Creation | Creation Justice Ministries
- Rooted in God’s Word and Lands: A Celebration of the Earth that Nourishes Us | Creation Justice Ministries
- Living in an Icon | Deep Green Faith
- Cry of Creation: A Call for Climate Justice Resource | Interfaith Power & Light
- BTS Center
- Center for Action and Contemplation
- Center for Spirituality in Nature
- Creation Care Alliance
- Creation Care Collective
- Creation Justice Ministries
- Deep Green Faith
- Watershed Discipleship
- Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology
- Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer
- Creation Care and the Gospel: Reconsidering the Mission of the Church – Collin Bell and Robert S White, eds.
- Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home – Pope Francis
- Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation – Ivone Gebara
- Love God Heal Earth – The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, ed.
- Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis – Rev. Dr. Leah Schade & Rev. Margarett Bullitt-Jonas
- Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice – Chad Meyers, ed.