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Spiritual Resources


Stewards of Hope helps congregations express their faith in new ways, create healthier, more sustainable communities, and save money. Use this guide to:

Explore and deepen connections between Creation care and your faith

 Form a strong and lasting Green Team

 Create a Sustainability Action Plan


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Hope for Creation SWMI's Stewardship of Creation Webinar Series

Part I: Why Start a Green Team

Part II: How to Start a Green Team

Part III: Ideas for Green Team Action


Statements about Earth care from diverse faith traditions

Faith Community Guides and Programs:


 International Environment Forum: Scientific and Spiritual Dimensions of Climate Change course
This 9-session course is designed to help participants gain a deeper understanding of climate change, to explore ethical questions connected to climate change, and to learn how to address these issues in the context of the spiritual teachings from the world’s religions.  Bahá'í-inspired and designed to be used by any faith group.

 Awakening to God’s Call to Earthkeeping
A four-session small group study curriculum designed to encourage, empower, and equip members of faith communities in their calling to care for creation.  Prepared by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

 Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life's Resources for Congregations
COEJL has a wealth of resources for congregations, ranging from environmental issues (rainforests, oceans) to many Jewish holidays to sermons.  

 Green Sanctuary
Green Sanctuary is a program of the Unitarian Universalist Association. It provides structure, leadership, and support for the UU faith community to engage in an ambitious Environmental Justice and Climate Justice movement. The program is meant to help congregations deepen their reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth and it suggests specific activities that congregations of all denominations can do to further these goals.

 United Church of Christ's Resources for Individuals and Congregations
The United Church of Christ has an environmental justice section of its website with a variety of helpful resources.