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Biblical and Religious Resources: Environmental Ethics

A guide to Bibles, commentaries, theology, church history, and other related material


A Rocha: Christians in Conservation --  An international conservation organization working to show God's love for all creation. -- Describes Bob Ekblad's ministries, in areas such as prison ministry, outreach to migrant workers, and stewardship of the earth. He places particular emphasis on interpreting biblical stories with those who feel condemned and abandoned by God. 

Earth Ministry -- Earth Ministry's mission is to engage individuals and congregations in knowing God more fully through deepening relationships with all of God's creation. We believe that through this experience our personal lives and our culture will be transformed. These transformations include simplified living, environmental stewardship, justice for all creation and a worldview which sees creation as a revelation of God. Together these lead to a rediscovery of the vitality of the Christian faith.

Evangelical Environmental Network -- A unique evangelical ministry whose purpose is to 'declare the Lordship of Christ over all creation' (Col. 1:15-20). EEN was formed because we recognize many 'environmental' problems are fundamentally spiritual problems. EEN's flagship publication, Creation Care magazine, provides you with biblically informed and timely articles on topics ranging from how to protect your loved ones against environmental threats to how you can more fully praise the Creator for the wonder of His creation.

Green Seminary Initiative --  Dedicated to building a network of theological schools that infuse earth care into all aspects of theological education and practice. To that end, we build community by sharing news, and we provide resources for education (over 30 syllabi available for download), worship, buildings and grounds, community life, and public ministry.

John Ray Initiative -- The vision of The John Ray Initiative is to bring together scientific and Christian understandings of the environment in a way that can be widely communicated through courses and educational materials, and lead to effective action.

National Religious Partnership for the Environment -- A formal alliance of major faith groups and denominations across the spectrum of Jewish and Christian communities and organizations in the United States. Its four founding partners include: The U.S. Catholic Conference, the National Council of Churches of Christ, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, and the Evangelical Environmental Network. The Partnership is integrating care for God's creation throughout religious life: theology, worship, social teaching, education, congregational life, and public policy initiative. And we seek to provide inspiration, moral vision, and commitment to social justice for all efforts to protect the natural world and human well-being within it.

Religion and Nature -- Established by Bron Taylor, editor of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, to facilitate its development. With its publication in 2005, the site is becoming a gateway for further scholarly initiatives, inquiry, and debate. Information is also available on the Graduate Program in Religion and Nature at the University of Florida, where Professor Taylor teaches, as well as his research site, which focuses on nature religions, religion and ecology, and the religious dimensions of radical and grassroots environmentalism.