Eco-Justice Spotlight Archive
- Near the end of his life, Howard Thurman was called "one of the greatest spiritual resources of this nation." He was also a pioneer in environmental theology. Click here to read this thought-provoking article by Beth Norcross.
- Please hold in prayer the family and community of Professor Emmanual Obot, who recently died unexpectedly in a plane crash. Professor Obot was an eco-justice leader and active member of the Lutheran Church of Nigeria.
- Artist uses re-claimed wood to make beautiful hand crafted crosses. Click here to read about this innovative project.
- The more than 300 health and human services organizations that are members of Lutheran Services in America are going green. Click here to read about how agencies are going energy efficient and offering green housing.
- If you haven't yet checked it out, read "God's Earth is Sacred: Essays on Eco-Justice." Available in Kindle, this collection of essays from prominent theologians & religious practitioners provides ethical and moral reflections on what it means to be a Christian and care for God's Earth. Authors respond to the National Council of Churches 2004 ecumenical statement on the environment.
Reverend Joshua Langille-Hoppe from Hermitage, Missouri held a five-week sermon series at Pomme de Terre UMC on healthy aging. Listen to or read sermons and learn what inspired Reverend Langille-Hoppe to preach on this topic.
- Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Moorehead, MN celebrated a whole week of eco-justice events leading up to their Earth Sunday. (They even made a rain barrel fountain!) Click here to read about what they're doing.
- Florida Avenue Baptist Church is the first African American church in Washington, DC to fully run on solar power. Click here to read the story in the Washington Post and click here to read more on the church website.
- Wooden Cross Lutheran church in Washington has become the first church to have a public chargepoint for electric cars – check out photos and read the release
- Live in Maryland? Tell us what you love about God's Creation in the Chesapeake Bay.Submit your story in 100 words or less by Friday, October 15, 2010. The three most inspiring stories will be featured on our website and the authors will each receive a copy of the Green Bible. (Pictures are not required but strongly encouraged.) Click here to submit your story.
- West Virginia Council of Churches takes a "hard walk" on mining. Click here to read an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about the council's mission to care for God's people and God's Creation by speaking out against the impacts of mountain top removal mining, ministering to mining communities, and bring both sides together to talk about nonviolent communication
- The Presbyterian Church USA launches the Earth Care Congregations program to inspire congregations to care for God's Creation from a holistic perspective. Churches can be certified as Earth Care Congregations after completing projects in the fields of worship, education, facilities, and outreach. Click here to learn more. Click here to Download the Earth Care Guide .
- New Eco-Justice Resources Available from the ELCA.
- Hunger Toolkits: Hunger Education toolkits will help you design, host, and lead a learning experience on hunger or hunger-related topics including climate chage. Click here.
- Climate Change and Hunger in Nicaragua: Watch the video an download the accompanying discussion guide, "As long as the earth endures..