Agricultural Ethics for a Global Generation is a series of one-page sheets discussing different agricultural topics. They were created by Catholic Rural Life for the purpose of being used as bulletin inserts, handouts, or even letters to elected officials. They cover topics such as stewardship of the land, the churches role in agriculture, food security for the poor and vulnerable, and more. To read more or download the sheets, click here.
Godspace offers a resource for St. Francis Day, October 4th, and the Blessing of the Animals. It includes prayers, meditations, and songs to celebrate the day. It also offers a small history of the day and additional resources. To read the entire resource, click here.
Prayers about Creation is a resource from the Green Churches Network. It includes links to longer prayers and their own shorter prayers as well. They believe that people should follow the example of Jesus withdrawing into nature to pray and encourage everyone to praise God with all creatures. To read more about Prayers about Creation, click here.
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Creation Justice Ministries encourages Christian communities to consider water as a sacred gift from God that connects and sustains all life. They have created a free Christian education resource on water that includes liturgical resources, sermon starters, and ideas to take action. To read more about God’s Gift of Water or download the resource, click here.
Season of Creation in a Box is a resource from the Green Churches Network in Canada. It includes a prayer guide, poster, fundraising guide, activities on spirituality, education and action, and an explanation of the Season of Creation. To download any of these resources or the entire “box,” click here.
The Season of Creation comes to a close on the 4th of October, which is known as the Feast of St. Francis. To celebrate this day, and the end of the Season of Creation, this resource includes readings, prayers, and reflections. The theme for this resource focuses on kinship with creation and how the harmony between the Creator, humanity and creation as a whole has been disrupted by humanity presuming to take the place of God and refusing to acknowledge our creaturely limitations. To read more, click here.
Interfaith Prayers is a resource from GreenFaith that can be used as a guide to celebrating the Season of Creation. This document contains over 100 prayers that are each labeled with the author and tradition and they are all focused on the environment. To download or view these prayers, click here.
The week two resource for Creation Time, Scotland’s title for the Season of Creation, focuses on passing on the gift of hope. This week includes multiple scriptures, sermon ideas, time with children, prayers, musical suggestions, and additional resources. To read more on week two and passing on hope, click here.
Eco-Congregation Scotland provides a weekly resource for Creation Time, Scotland’s title for the Season of Creation. The first week is focused on passing on the gift of integrity and it includes a song, correlating scripture, sermon ideas, time with children, prayers, musical suggestions, and additional resources. To read more or download the week one resource, click here.
The fourth week of the Season of Creation is focused on the preaching and teaching of St. John Paul II and his emphasis on the environmental crisis. He said that, “ we must encourage and support the ecological conversation, which has made humanity more sensitive to the catastrophe to which is has been heading.” This week includes multiple scriptures, reflections, and prayers along with a hymn. To read more, click here.