EcoSikh is a response from the Sikh community to the threats of climate change. Their mission is to connect Sikh values, beliefs, and institutions to the most important environmental issues facing the world. They honor their Gurus’ wisdom by believing that all humans have an intrinsic sensitivity to the natural world, and that a sustainable, more just society is possible. To read more about Eco Sikh, click here.
Climate Change: Morphing into an Existential Threat is a lecture by Pope Francis’s climate scientist: V. Ramanathan, Ph.D. Dr. Ramanathan is world renowned climate scientist who serves as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and advised Pope Francis on Laudato Si’. He also represented the Holy See at the United Nations Climate Negotiations in 2015 and 2016. Creighton University will hold the lecture, which will be a live stream beginning February 21st at 7:00 pm central time. To watch the live stream, click here.
Qur’an Creation & Conservation is in introduction to the ethical foundations of Islamic environmentalism from the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science. It discusses creation, corruption, balance, and the many parts that make up these three categories. To read the entire document, click here.
This article on economic justice and climate change offers quotes from economists, theologians, and politicians. Some examples include the World Council of Churches, Pope John Paul II, and Professor Tim Jackson. To view all the quotations, click here.
How Green is your Church is a questionnaire from Operation Noah that covers how environmentally conscious a church is. It is in check-list form and it’s purpose is to allow congregations to assess their starting point with environmental issues. To view the entire questionnaire, click here.
Bright Now: Towards Fossil Free Churches is a campaign from Operation Noah on the necessity for churches to divest from fossil fuel companies. This initiative is based on the belief that the care for God’s creation must extend to the way in which churches invest their funds. The campaign includes a report on the urgency of the issue, a reflective paper on the ethics of fossil fuels, and tools to help divest a church from fossil fuels. To read more, click here.
This bible study from Operation Noah discusses caring for our neighbors. It begins by recommending to read Romans 8: 18-21 and Luke 10:25-37 and then goes on to discuss both passages. To read the entire Bible Study, click here.
Operation Noah launched Climate Change and the Purposes of God: a Call to the Church in 2012 at the start of the Christian season of Lent. It is a declaration that challenges churches to realize that care and concern about God’s creation is a foundation of the church’s mission. To read the entire document, click here.
Consider the Lilies of the Field is a Bible study from Operation Noah. It includes an article about reading Luke’s Gospel and Saving the Planet by May Grey. To read the entire Bible study, click here.
JCAN is the Jewish Climate Action Network that aims to mobilize communities to take leadership in climate campaigns through education and reducing carbon footprints. Their mission includes making the Jewish voice on climate change heard, building relationships with environmental and justice leaders, inspiring and mobilizing Jewish communities, and providing informational resources on climate change action. To read more about JCAN, click here.