Catholic Covenant Energies is a new program meant to reduce energy use in Catholic owned buildings. There are three key components to the program: free and low-cost incentives, which works with local utility companies, retrofit program, which provides financing assistance, and a teachable moment, which highlights Catholic teaching on caring for creation. To read the entire document, click here.
This page offers quotes from his All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on different issues related to environmental justice and peace. Some of the categories include climate change and social justice, fear and love, and poverty, protection and preservation. To read the full page of quotes, click here.
Evangelical Environmental Network Moms Memes is a part of the EEN Moms creation to help busy moms find time for bible study. The memes were created for moms, and others, to share on social media to help encourage and inspire others. When sharing a post, EEN asks that you use the hashtag #healthycreation. To view all the memes, click here.
A Matter of Stewardship is a six-part eco-justice study from American Baptist Home Mission Societies. The study explores the call to stewardship and for Christians who seek to understand and be faithful within creation. To read A Matter of Stewardship, click here.
The Christian Century is a magazine published by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies. The magazine focuses on justice issues and aims to inform and shape mainline Christianity. They have an issue focused on ecojustice and hope for creation. To read this publication, click here.
In reaction to hurricane and tropical storm season devastation’s, the Pope recently criticized those who doubt climate science, and suggested that they “go ask the scientists….They are most clear…Then let the person decide, and history will judge the decisions.” In response to a question about why governments have been so slow to respond to climate change, Francis replied: “There’s a phrase in the Old Testament, I think in one of the psalms, where it says man is stupid; he’s stubborn and does not see.”
The Earth and Spirit Council is a 501(c)(3) volunteer educational organization located in Portland, Oregon that was formed in 1991. They are a group of environmental and spiritual leaders who are on a mission to connect individuals to the natural world through art, education, ceremonies and cultural events. Learn more about the Earth and Spirit Council on their website (here) and FaceBook page (here).
Pope and Patriarch: A Common Declaration for a Shared World is a commentary from Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis. This article discusses the cooperation between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Church on caring for creation. Rev. Dr. Chryssavgis stated, “The way we treat the earth is reflected in the way that we pray to God. Walking on this planet and kneeling in church are tantamount to the same thing.” To read the entire article, click here.
A New Work of Mercy: Care for our Common Home is an article from The Catholic Times, a journal of catholic life in Ohio. Written by Julie Laudick, it discusses Pope Francis introducing World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and some of the reasoning behind it. The complete article can be found here on page 4.
In 2015, Roman Catholic Cardinal Peter Turkson visited Ohio and the proceeds from his talk with OSU President Michael Drake at Mershon Auditorium were used as matching funds in a grant from the Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation (InFACT) discovery theme program to fund an agricultural exchange between Accra, Ghana, and Columbus, Ohio. Last week, three Ghanaian high school students involved in YMCA and 4-H visited Columbus in response to this sister city and sister garden initiative. The Columbus Dispatch reported on their visit… Read more.