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Eco-Curriculum Review for the title
Christians and the Environment

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Short Description:   Designed to spark discussion and thought about how to live out Godīs call for justice in our world. Each session includes Sojourners articles, questions for discussion, and ideas for further study.
Long Description:   The Bible offers many images that emphasize the profound relation between God and the environment--from the importance of Sabbath in Genesis to Christīs work in reconciling all creation to God. The Christian theology of "domination" has played a destructive role in the degradation of the environment, but the Christian theology of stewardship and sacred relationship between God, humans, and creation was also an essential element of the environmental movement. Combining Bible study, social and economic analysis, and personal stories, this collection of Sojourners articles is part of a series designed to spark discussion, thought, and action about how to live out Godīs call to love the whole world.

SESSION 1 -- A Theology of Creation
* "Renewing the Whole Creation," by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

SESSION 2 -- A Love Relationship with the World
* "An Encounter With God," by Mary Evelyn Jegen
* "Why Iīm Walking to Work Tomorrow," by Rose Marie Berger
* "Youīre Going to Eat That?!" by Julie Polter

SESSION 3 -- Green Grassroots
* "On Fertile Ground," by Holly Lebowitz Rossi
* "Tennesseans Moving Mountains," by Beverly Wooden
* "Preaching Godīs Green Gospel," an interview with Sally Bingham

SESSION 4 -- The Earth is the Lord´s: Women and Communities of Color in U.S. Environmental History
* "Good Housekeeping Award," by Rose Marie Berger
* "What Sustains Over the Long Haul?" an interview with Lois Gibbs
* "Asian Immigrant Women Advocates," by Rose Marie Berger

Reviewed by:   Frederica Helmiere, from Washington, with interests including: ecofeminism, international development, environmental ethics

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   Editors of Sojourners Magazine
Publisher:   Sojourners
Publication date:   2007 Website for this resource:
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Target Audience & Course Sessions
Age levels Preschool    Primary    Jr. High     Sr. High     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 4 class sessions each lasting about 1 hour
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 (Sojourners). 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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