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 the Garden: A Faithful Response to God's Creation

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Short Description:   By affirming God as Creator, we must affirm that creation should operate according to Godís will for it. Genesis establishes the ground rules for faith including how we are supposed to relate to the world and to God.
Long Description:   The topics covered are: 1. We have made a mess of Godís Creation Ė why should we be concerned? How we endanger Creation, and how we can preserve it. 2. Diversity and Variety in Nature and how we can support biodiversity. 3. Humansí part in Creation and our responsibilities and relationship to it. Our unique function in the world, NOT unique essence. 4. Natural laws and rules, how they function, and how to live within Godís limits. 5. Excesses Ė looking beyond ourselves and being honest with what is sufficient. 6. Faith, hope and our call to action. 7. (Extender Session) Changes from the past and using sustainable practices that had been used by our ancestors.
Reviewed by:   Tallie Morrison, a United Church of Christ laywoman from Colorado

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   Tim & Donita Wiebe-Neufeld Faith & Life Press & Brethren Press
Publication date:   1996 Website for this resource:   none known
We know of 1 source for purchasing this resource.
Address Brethren Press
1451 Dundee Ave
Elgin, IL   60120-1694  
Phone 800-441-3712   Fax 800-667-8188  
Website   E-mail  
Price $14.95  Order # 9439 

Target Audience & Course Sessions
Age levels Preschool    Primary     Jr. High     Sr. High    Adult
The reviewer specifies:   memory, reasoning, and imagination suggest older youth
NOTE: Our reviewer may have checked a wider age range than specified in the curriculum itself.
Normal number/length of sessions If the curriculum's normal lesson plan is followed, there will be 6 + 1 long class sessions each lasting about 40-50 minutes
In the judgement of the reviewer:
 it is not reasonable to plan for a single, self-contained class session from these materials.
 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

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