CreatureKind is an organization that engages churches in new ways of thinking about animals. They encourage Christians to consider what they—as members of the body of Christ—believe about God’s creatures and how they might move toward living out those beliefs more fully. They also provide information, prompt discussion, share stories, and offer recommendations for flourishing as humans creatures without denying the flourishing of animal creatures. They work to inspire vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, farmers, fishers, and friends to learn from each other about how each to be the church that follows Christ into the reconciliation of all creatures. To read more about CreatureKind, click here.
When Mother Calls is a 20-minute skit from New Community Project. It portrays a trial in which earth’s creatures testify about human impacts on the environment. The play emphasizing the call to respect and nurture the earth is easily adapted for performance in congregations, youth camps, retreats, or other church or youth events. To read the entire script, click here.
If Koalas Were King is a reading from the New Community Project. It intertwines the creation story of Genesis with a commentary on the role of humans beings as stewards of God’s world. It is meant to be a conversation between two readers. Click here for the full reading.
The St. Thomas More Newman Center, the Roman Catholic campus ministry for Ohio State University, is having a short prayer service and blessing of animals in the Newman Center Garden on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The event is free, but donations for the CHA Animal Shelter are encouraged. Click here for a wish list of items.
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