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
Renewing the Earth: Study Guides on Faith and the Environment (Grades 1-6)

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Short Description:   A four-session course on respecting, protecting, and caring for the earth based on the Bishops´ Pastoral Statement, Renewing the Earth. For children, teens, and adults.
Long Description:   Purpose is to "involve the Catholic community in critical thinking, social analysis, and discussion that will realize these six goals: -to highlight the ethical dimension of the environmental crisis -to link questions of ecology and poverty, environment and development -to stand with working men and women, poor and disadvantaged people whose lives are most often impacted by ecological abuse and tradeoffs between environment and development -to promote a vision of a just and sustainable world community -to invite the Catholic community and all people of goodwill to reflect more deeply on the religious dimensions of this topic -to begin a broader conversation on the potential contribution of the Church to environmental questions"
Reviewed by:   Susan Sims, a Presbyterian laywoman from New Mexico

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   National Catholic Rural Life Conference
Publication date:   1992 Website for this resource:   none known
We know of 1 source for purchasing this resource.
Address National Catholic Rural Life Conference
4625 Beaver Ave.
Des Moines, IA   50310-2199  
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Target Audience & Course Sessions
Age levels Preschool     Primary     Jr. High     Sr. High     Adult
The reviewer specifies:   Level 1-grades 1-6, Level 2-grades 7-12, Level 3-adult
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 four class sessions each lasting about 30 min to 1.5 hrs
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
Note: In the opinion of the reviewer, meaningful use of this curriculum is largely confined to members of the denomination or agency that developed it , Catholic Rural Life Conference .
For example, it may explore a denominational policy statement.

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