Resources


These resources will help you to engage in loving formation, liberating advocacy, and life-giving conservation for the sake of God’s Creation. If you would like to share additional resources, submit them here. You may also connect, explore what is happening, and add your Creation Care ministry to the Episcopal Asset Map

Earth Day and Eastertide

Honest to God - Spiritual Conversations for Earth Day: Washington National Cathedral hosts this panel discussion on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm EST, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Multi-Faith Earth Day Service: Washington National Cathedral and Interfaith Power & Light co-hosted this online service of prayer and song to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  

Presiding Bishop’s Earth Day Address: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks at the Washington National Cathedral Earth Day service on April 19, 2020 

Earth Month 2020 Guide - The Fierce Urgency of NOW: Creation Justice Ministries offers Christian education materials to equip faith communities to protect, restore, and share God's creation.  

Loving Formation: Teaching, preaching, worship and formation resources 

Seasons of Creation 2020: Renewing, repairing and restoring our commitments to God, to one another and to all of creation. Weekly devotions for September 1 through October 4, 2020.

Creation Care and StorySharing: Learn to share your story of love for God’s creation and to listen for the stories of others. Episcopal Creation Care StorySharing Resource. 

Liturgical Resources for Honoring God in Creation English: Explore a host of liturgical resources for honoring God’s creation, from the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. En Espanol aquí.

Season of Creation: Ecumenical resources – including learning guides and liturgies – from the annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. 

Creation Care Scriptures: Scripture passages with particular relation to the care of God’s Creation. 

Let's Talk Faith and Climate: Communication Guidance for Faith Leaders: ecoAmerica’s tool for building a successful message on faith and climate.  

Building Faith: Backyard Scavenger Hunts and other Creation Care formation and activities for children by Virginia Theological Seminary. 

Let All Creation Praise: An ecumenical worship resource with preaching, lectionary and formation tools. 

Creation Justice Ministries Formation Resources: Christian education materials, prayers, bulletin inserts and more for Earth Day or all seasons. 

A Life of Grace for the Whole World: A Study Course on the House of Bishops’ Pastoral Teaching on the Environment.

Liberating Advocacy: Eco-justice and environmental racism action and policy resources 

The Episcopal Asset Map: The Asset Map will soon track climate impact in specific areas, in addition to detailing where Creation Care Ministries operate across the church.  

Office of Government Relations and Episcopal Public Policy Network: The Office of Government Relations is dedicated to helping Episcopal voices to shape federal policy, especially around the environment. 

Church Publishing Creation Care List: Environmental and Creation Care ministry guides and resources by Episcopal authors. 

Blessed Tomorrow: A coalition of diverse American faith leaders committed to walking more gently on the earth and inspiring others to lead on climate solutions, sponsored by ecoAmerica.  

Episcopal Church Eco‐Justice Resolutions: A summary of General Convention actions through 2017.  

Gwich’in Steering Committee: Leaders in the Gwich’in Nation protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska – its land, its wildlife and its people. 

15 Steps To Create Effective Climate Communications: A summary of the 15 most effective communication strategies for discussing climate and justice in your community. 

Life-giving Conservation: Carbon Tracker and Resources for Reducing Climate Impact 

Episcopal Carbon Tracker: The Diocese of California has developed a carbon tracker for individuals and congregations to measure – and reduce – their impact on the earth. 

Moving Forward - A Guide to Building Momentum on Climate Solutions in Your Congregation and Community: A guide to reducing energy use, building resilient communities and supporting policies that lead to climate solutions. 

Blessed Tomorrow Carbon Offset Program: In collaboration with Cool Effect, ecoAmerica developed this custom model of carbon offset calculation for houses of worship. 

Genesis Covenant: A 2011 guide for reducing energy, saving money and caring for God’s creation, based on the church’s 2009 Genesis Covenant.

Partners and Organizations 

Anglican Communion Environmental Network: Anglicans and Episcopalians everywhere unite to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth.

Creation Justice Ministries: Educates, equips and mobilizes Christian communions/denominations, congregations and individuals to protect, restore, and rightly share God's Creation. 

Diocese of California: Organizes the Carbon Tracker for the entire Episcopal Church, including equipping a community of Climate Champions.

Diocese of New Hampshire and Kairos Earth 

Diocese of Olympia, Bishop’s Committee for the Environment

Diocese of Washington, Environmental Network  

EcoAmerica: Dedicated to building institutional leadership, public support and political will for climate solutions in America, particularly among faith communities. 

Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers: Dedicated to formation and transformation of people of all ages, partly by nurturing our relationships with God, each other, and creation 

Episcopal Relief & Development: Facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease, with a particular emphasis on climate. 

Green Anglicans: Also known as the Anglican Church in South Africa's Environmental Network (ACSA-EN), Green Anglicans aims to support churches and dioceses in fulfilling God’s call to be Earthkeepers and to care for Creation.

GreenFaith: An interfaith partnership dedicated to inspiring, educating and mobilizing people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership. 

Interfaith Power and Light: Faithful stewards of creation who respond to global warming by promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. 

Province I Stewardship of Creation

Province IV Environmental Ministries

Province V Creation Care Network

CONTACT:
The Rev. Melanie Mullen
Director, Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care

CONTACT:
Phoebe Chatfield
Associate for Creation Care and Justice