Faith-Based Environmental Organizations

United Methodist Creation Justice Movement

The Creation Justice Movement is emerging at this kairos moment to connect and support groups within the United Methodist Church and beyond for the work of creation care, justice and regeneration.

Earth Ministry
Based in Seattle, Earth Ministry's work is focused on Washington state and the Pacific northwest, but its website provides extensive resources useful to other faith-based environmental groups.


Environmental Justice from the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) of the United Methodist Church

The Economic and Environmental Justice Program calls the church and society into a greater faithfulness to the biblical vision of wholeness and justice for all of God's creation. From global warming and environmental racism to worker justice and poverty eradication, the program seeks to restore right relationships among ourselves, others and the created world.

 

        Creation Care program of Global Ministries (part of UMCOR)

        Sustainable Development program of Global Ministries (part of UMCOR)

        Global Hunger and Poverty Program of Global Ministries (part of UMCOR)

Evangelical Environmental Network

The EEN seeks to equip, inspire, disciple, and mobilize God's people in their effort to care for God's creation.


The Forum on Religion and Ecology

"The Forum on Religion and Ecology is the largest international multireligious project of its kind. It is engaged in exploring religious worldviews, texts, ethics, and practices in order to broaden understanding of the complex nature of current environmental concerns.


The Green Seminary Initiative
"The Green Seminary Initiative encourages schools of theology to be participants in, and keepers of, God's creation in all its human, biological, geological, and ecological manifestations. To that end, the Green Seminary Initiative is dedicated to building a nationwide coalition of theological schools that infuse care of the earth into all aspects of theological education."


Interfaith Power and Light: A Religious Response to Global Warming
This campaign of the Regeneration Project mobilizes a religious response to global warming in 39 states. It focuses on tangible results in congregations, putting our faith into action through the promotion of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation.


Creation Justice Ministries (National Council of Churches of Christ)
The Eco-Justice Program office of the National Council of Churches works in cooperation with the NCC Eco-Justice Working Group (of which the United Methodist Church is a member) "to provide an opportunity for the national bodies of member Protestant and Orthodox communions to work together to protect and restore God's Creation."


Let All Creation Praise
"'Let All Creation Praise' offers worship resources for congregations to celebrate God's love for creation, to worship God with creation so as to reconcile and restore our human relationship with the rest of nature, and to foster love and care for God's whole creation." It also provides resources to celebrate a "season of creation" or "creation time" in the church year.


The National Religious Partnership for the Environment
This partnership is comprised of four major religious organizations, each representing faith communities across the US.


  • Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life

  • Evangelical Environmental Network

  • National Council of Churches of Christ

  • US Conference of Catholic Bishops


Web of Creation
The Web of Creation is maintained by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. As the founder of the Green Congregation Program, the Web of Creation has been a Christian ecumenical organization active in providing environmental resources for faith communities in the area of worship, education, building and grounds, lifestyle at home and work, and public witness.


Affiliated with other sites: www.lutheransrestoringcreation.org, www.letallcreationpraise.org, www.bibleandecology.org, and www.greenseminaries.org.



 

 

"The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world and those that live in it." –Psalm 24:1

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