Eco-Justice Ministries
   Eco-Justice: "the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth"

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Eco-Curriculum Review for the title
Keeping and Healing the Creation

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Short Description:   The first three chapters of this resource paper present a profile of the eco-justice crisis. After this presentation of the facts of eco-injustice, the paper offers a theology for keeping and healing, and then presents ethical norms for this mission.
Long Description:   The paper was prepared by a 14 member task force of the PCUSA plus 3 staff members and 6 consultants. Preparing it was was a "normal" PCUSA lead up to developing a church policy and they sought feedback from groups that used it as a study, prior to General Assembly´s passage of that policy, so groups using this would probably want to look at the later document as well as/instead of this one.

p. 2 "´Eco-Justice´ means the well-being of all humankind on a thriving earth."

p. 3 "Our own time of travail is the time of the ´eco-justice crosos´--the historic turning point at which the abuse of nature and the injustice to human beings place the future in grave jeopardy, both for natural systems and for human society."

Reviewed by:   Pat Townsend, a Presbyterian laywoman and college professor from New York

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   Presbyterian Eco-Justice Task Force Principal author as identified in Preface was William E. Gibson
Publication date:   1989 Website for this resource:   none known
We know of 1 source for purchasing this resource.
Address Environmental Justice Resources
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PO Box 968
Elkhart, IN   46515-0968  
Phone 800-762-0968   219-264-3102 Fax 219-262-0966  
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Target Audience & Course Sessions
Age levels Preschool    Primary    Jr. High    Sr. High     Adult
Normal number/length of sessions If the curriculum's normal lesson plan is followed, there will be 8 class sessions each lasting about 1 hour?? doesn´
In the judgement of the reviewer:
 using these materials, or even just one session from them, a reasonable, coherent and self-contained class can be offered in a single session of about an hour.
 using these materials, a class can be offered that runs for at least two sessions.
Target audience:
 Interfaith - addressed people of many faiths
 Judeo-Christian - addressed to Jews & Christians
 Christian - addressed explicitly to Christians
 Not explicity faith-based - not much religious content
Note: The reviewer says that this curriculum is especially appropriate for members of the denomination or agency that developed it (PCUSA). For example, it may explore a denominational policy statement. The reviewer also believes that it is possible for groups outside that tradition to make good use these materials.

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