Crown of Thorns is a blog by a Christian Environmentalist living in Australia. It provides up-to-date news on church greening in Australia, as well as information about the Five Leaf Eco-Awards Program, which encourages faith communities to get involved in caring for creation. The site is also host to the “Green Bible Challenge,” a series of thoughtful reflections on various scripture passages and what they have to say about the environment.
Eco-congregration is an A Rocha UK project that developed from a partnership between ENCAMS and the Environmental Issues Network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. The site offers free resources including bible studies for congregations, small groups, youth, and children which examine the connection between scripture and creation care.
Writer and teacher Ellen Bernstein is founder of Shomrei Adamah, Keepers of the Earth, the first national Jewish environmental organization. She has written several books on the biblical story of creation and modern ecological issues. The Splendor of Creation garnered critical acclaim for its insightful reading of the Book of Genesis and discussion of contemporary environmental issues. Ecology and the Jewish Spirit: Where Nature and the Sacred Meet treats the long-neglected themes of nature that appear throughout the biblical creation story, ancient Jewish texts, traditional law, the holiday cycles, prayer, mitzvot (good deeds), and community. The site includes excerpts from her various books, and resources and tips for creating environmentally sustainable faith practices.
The mission of the John Ray Initiative (JRI) is to promote responsible environmental stewardship in accordance with Christian principles and the wise use of science and technology. Its aim is to both inform and challenge, to develop understanding of the environment and the way in which human society interacts with it, and to incite action in support of environmental protection and sustainable development. JRI looks at the theology of the environment by exploring Biblical teachings and providing theological resources on creation and stewardship. Articles, slides, and seminar materials can be downloaded for free: http://www.jri.org.uk/index.php/resources/
"Leaps and Bounds" part
of the Affording
Hope Project, is a theatrical piece conceived
by Tevyn East Kelly, a performance artist who explores how
faith, ecology and the
global economy intersect. Tevyn draws on a variety of art
forms--storytelling, song, poetry, movement and drama to shed light on
the driving factors of our ecological crisis. She explores in-depth the
scriptural foundations of just ecology/economy, challenging and
inspiring faith communities to imagine alternative ways of living and
being that will promote human wellness and ecological health. Presented before 70 communities in over 40 cities across
the United States, the one-woman show is on its second nation-wide
tour. Check out the site to learn more about Tevyn East
Kelly and her vision of using art to awaken peoples' imaginations to new
ways of inhabiting and relating to earth.
the Transfiguration is an Orthodox
response to the growing ecological crisis whose mission is to inform and
educate regarding the nature of such environmental challenges and to
appropriate responses, which includes explanations of the church’s
and scripture and their call to us to care for God’s creation.
A Season of
Creation provides biblical, liturgical, and preaching resources
that focus on the story of Earth. It is committed to a ministry of
Earth, in partnership with Christ and creation. The site offers a list
readings for the Season of Creation, celebrated during the four Sundays
September prior to the Feast of St Francis of Assisi (October 4) http://seasonofcreation.com/worship-resources/readings/,
and a corresponding bible/text study for each year of the three-year