Lands and Wilderness
Faith and Wilderness
The Psalmist declares, “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Ps.24:1NIV). Humans are tenants who hold the land in trust from God and in partnership with all creatures. Through God, the land nourishes all life and provides us with what we need to survive. As part of our call to be stewards of creation, we have a responsibility to God to care for the land, ensuring that it serves the good of all Creation, and protecting it for future generations and for all life.
About Our Work
The NCC Eco-Justice Lands and Wilderness Program is working to protect God's lands around the United States, particularly some of the last truly wild places that remain untouched and provide stunning examples of the work of the Lord. We are also working with local communities and state ecumenical bodies in the West on place-based campaigns that will protect unique ecosystems and lands in their communities.
Click on our Get Involved Page to find our what you can do to help us protect God's Creation, check out links on our National Park, even find out about the great natural places in your own backyard.
Land and creation play an important part on our lives as people of faith. Learn more about public lands, wilderness, and the local initiatives the Eco-justice Program is working on to protect God's great Creation for future generations. Wilderness also provides essential habitat for wildlife, including endangered species. Learn about the faith-based campaigns in Arizona, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming.
For More Information Contact:
Eco-Justice Program Office National Council of Churches
110 Maryland Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002