Eco–Prayer has posted this article that discusses a brief history of Earth Day and how prayer needs to be an integral part of solving our climate problems. To read the entire article, click here.
Christian Concern for One World has created a gathering of prayer points and links to online prayer material in the event of extreme weather. It includes material that can be used by those directly affected or by those praying for them. Click here to read more.
Christian Concern for One World (CCOW) has created a list of Special Sundays and other dates of interests through 2018, with links to resources for prayer and action relating to those dates. It covers everything from Plough Sunday to World AIDS Day and is designed for worship and activities in churches as well as for private prayer and action. To download this list, click here.
Catholic parishes around New York are powering their churches, schools, and other diocesan facilities with non-fossil fuel energy. A new, three-year energy contract is bringing 100% green power to the twelve-county Diocese of Rochester, which is home to 350,000 Catholics. The new contract with New Wave Energy of Buffalo, NY, is not only answering Pope Francis’ call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also bringing the parishes a significant reduction in energy costs compared to the previous energy contract. To read more on this success story, click here.
The Eco–Prayer 30 Day Challenge is an easy way to deepen your connection and intent to the earth and all of its ecosystems. Eco–Prayer offers four simple steps to follow for 30 days. To read more or participate, click here.
Eco–Prayer has grown out of the vision of a future with people caring on a global scale for places, plants, animals, people, and the Earth through prayer, intention, and action. They work to encourage spiritual and physical interventions to restore, support, and develop thriving ecosystems. To read more about Eco–Prayer, click here.
This guided meditation, written by Christine Sine from Godspace, is meant to provoke thought on what it would be like to welcome God home to an earth restored, transformed and made new. It also includes helpful ways to focus your thoughts and what you can do to make this world a more inviting place. To read more, click here.
What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
What do “doing justice,” “loving kindness,” & “walking humbly with God” mean for us, here and now? Christian Concern for One World (CCOW) has been working with Christians who are seeking to answer this question, especially as it relates to economic justice, international relations, and care for creation. They offer resources for prayer and action on a wide range of issues such as trade justice, climate change, responses to refugees, sustainable development, the marks of mission, or corporate accountability. They help plan local and national events at which people can gather information, spend time in prayer, and join in conversation and planning with others who care about the same questions. To read more about CCOW, click here.
This resource from Godspace offers liturgy related to creation and gardening. The author, Christine Sine, said “ The sense of God’s presence with me as I read the liturgy was astounding for me. It made me realize how disconnected my spiritual practices usually are from my everyday life and how much more intimate my relationship with God can become when I connect my prayers to my daily activities.” She read the sample after gardening for a few hours. To read the entire resource, click here.
Sustainable Traditions is a blog focused on cultivating a broad conversation about the Christian faith and intentional living. Jason and Pam Fowlers, the authors, discuss their journey towards “discipleship to Jesus” and how to shift lifestyles towards simplicity, community, and a renewed sense of place in the world that God has given to us. To read more about Sustainable Traditions, click here.