Eco-Justice Ministries
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Eco-Curriculum Reviews
Listing of Titles

There are 91 titles in this set.

Title
  Ages
  # Sessions
  Published
African Americans and Climate Change
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  SrHigh Adult       2     2009
Information and activities to help African-American congregations understand more fully the impacts global climate change will have on African-American communities. 

And God Saw That It Was Good: Is It Still?
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       6     2008
This six session resource, with a leader´s guide, covers a range of environmental issues and practices from a biblical and theological perspective. It is available as a free download. 

At One with Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Primary JrHigh SrHigh Adult       1 - 5     1993
12 minute video with study guide; Jr High - Adult The video is designed to introduce a Christian perspective on environmental responsibility to a range of ages and audiences. The accompanying guidebooklet is intended to by used by both leaders and viewers.  

Awakening to God´s Call to Earthkeeping
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  SrHigh Adult       4     2007
A four-session small group study to encourage, empower, and equip Lutherans in their calling to care for creation. 

Burst: Green Church
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  JrHigh SrHigh       6     2010
Burst: Green Church deals with care for creation and environmental stewardship. It teaches youth that caring for the environment -- reducing waste, using less water and energy, making responsible use of resources, and so on -- is an act of faith.  

Care for All of Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       6     2008
Care for All of Creation enables communities to gather for prayer and ritual; education, analysis and discussion of environmental and social issues; and action to create a sustainable Earth Community. 

Caring for Creation Now!
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  SrHigh Adult       5     1993
Five-session, four page discussion guide works through ELCA´s social statement, "Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope and Justice." (www.webofcreation.org/LENS/socialstatementelca.html) 

Caring for Creation: Reflections on the Biblical Basis of Earthcare
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       5     1999
This book encourages us to seek the spiritual roots of a healthy relationship between humans and the rest of Creation. It includes a study guide for use in adult religious education. 

Caring for God's Creation: A 5-Section Curriculum for Children with 101 Nature Activities
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Primary       5     1996
Includes times of worship, hands-on learning activities, games, stories, and much more.  

Caring for Our Planet Earth
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Primary JrHigh SrHigh       5     1990, revised 2002
This five-session program for ages 5-14 is both a celebration of our Earth and a call to action. It includes Native American music and readings. 

A Catechism of Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Primary JrHigh SrHigh Adult       3     2005
The Catechism of Creation is written in the question-and-answer format like the “Outline of the Faith, or Catechism” in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. The Catechism of Creation may also serve as a resource for devotional purposes. 

Cherishing God's Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Primary JrHigh SrHigh Adult       5     1990 (revisions 2002)
5-session video series A five-session curriculum for helping children and youth “to learn to protect and care for nature and their environment, to feel empowered to be part of the ‘crew’ on our spaceship Earth.”  

Christians and the Environment
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       4     2007
Designed to spark discussion and thought about how to live out God´s call for justice in our world. Each session includes Sojourners articles, questions for discussion, and ideas for further study.  

Columbia River Watershed: Caring for Creation and the Common Good
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  JrHigh SrHigh Adult       4-5     2001
"An International Pastoral Letter by the Catholic Bishops of the [Columbia River] Region." 

Connecting with the Earth
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Primary JrHigh SrHigh Adult       4 to 8     1993
Sessions are based on Canada´s geographical features: woodlands, prairies, oceans, lakes, rivers, and the Arctic. Helps participants develop a more spiritual relationship with the world around them. 4-8 sessions, 1-1.5 hours, and an intergenerational service. Canadian emphasis, materials for four groups: primary, junior, youth and adult. Published in 1993 by Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC), phone 416-489-4121, email info@cuc.ca - Available from the CUC. $15 CAD 

Co-workers in Creation: First Steps in Ecology
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Primary       5     1991
A five-day vacation church school program for grades K-6. 

Creation in Crisis: Responding to God's Covenant
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  SrHigh Adult       13     1992
This study and action resource helps congregations study environmental issues and develop plans for addressing these concerns. 

Creation: Called to Care
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Adult       1-3     1991
Statement of the Church of the Brethren 1991 Annual Conference The full document is available on line. Pamphlet 19 pages. 

The Cry of Creation: A Call for Climate Justice
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Adult       3     2003
Three-session curriculum contained in a twenty-five page booklet presents an introductory consideration (theological and scientific) of Global Warming. 

Discover the World: Empowering Children to Value Themselves, Others & the Earth
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Preschool Primary JrHigh       unknown #     1990
A handbook designed to develop children´s awareness of the world and of ways to cooperate with others multiculturally. Activities include crafts, recipes, art, music and history of different peoples. Emphasis on teaching children environmental concerns, conflict resolution and awareness of the rights of others.  

The Earth is the Lord's: Caring for God's Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Preschool Primary JrHigh SrHigh       5     1995
This is a five session educational program for children and youth. Produced as a teacher´s guide, the program develops five themes from theological perspectives, with many activities and practical suggestions. 

EarthBound: Created and Called to Care for Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Adult       6     2009
This cutting-edge series, filmed in high definition, takes Martin Luther´s breakthrough understanding of Justification and Vocation and explodes it across God´s magnificent creation. 

Earthcare for Children: A First Day School Curriculum
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Preschool Primary JrHigh       44     1998, revised 2007
The curriculum contains 13 chapters for "teaching first day school as a growth experience." 

Earthcare for Friends
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       18     2004
This study guide is designed to help Friends understand specific ways that human activities have been despoiling the earth, God´s creation, and how this damage is intensified by today´s materialistic culture; and how Earthcare is a natural expression of the historic Quaker testimonies of peace, equality, justice, simplicity, and integrity 

Earth-Wise: A Biblical Response to Environmental Issues
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       6     2007 (second ed.)
Discover how Christians can play a crucial role in maintaining the environment as stewards of God´s creation. "So,let us join together, not only to explore the dark recesses of creation´s degradations, but also to resurface into the Bible´s teachings on creation´s care and keeping--and then to ascend into joyful stewardship of the faithful children of God" 

The Environment: A Lifesearch Small Group Resource
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       5     1994
A six-week study for adults on environmental issues, spirituality and action. 

Environmental Racism: an ecumenical study guide
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Adult       4     circa 2005
A four session ecumenical study guide that explores environmental racism: environmental hazards affecting people of color and underprivileged. Goal of guide is to study the spread of environmental privilege and the elimination (or fair distribution of ) environmental harms. Can be used for an evening discussion group or for individual reflection. 

Ever-Expanding Circles: A Stewardship Video Curriculum for Youth
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Primary JrHigh       5     circa 2004
A stewardship video/DVD curriculum for youth in five parts. Explores the relationship between people as friends and neighbors and extends to the individual’s relationship with other people and the earth. 

Faith and Nature: The Divine Adventure of Life on Earth
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Primary JrHigh SrHigh Adult       8     2010
Faith and Nature is an eight-session, downloadable, intergenerational, faith-formation resource focused on appreciating and living in harmony with God´s creation. Individual sessions may be used as stand-alone. 

Faithful Earthkeeping: The Church as a Creation Awareness Center
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       3     1997
This three-part video, produced by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, includes The Biblical Call to Earthkeeping (21 minutes), Creation´s Praise … Creation´s Cry (27 minutes) and Earthkeeping: The Church Responds (31 minutes). 

Food and Faith
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       4 to 6     2006
In a rare collection of voices, the authors of Food and Faith prompt us to explore the meaning of our meals. Together with a helpful study guide,Food and Faith points to promising directions both individuals and communities can take to bring about a healthier and more equitable world through the food we eat. 

For God So Loves the World: Peacemaking and the Care of God's Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Adult       6     1996 or 1997
An interactive resource that is focused on the Biblical mandate to cherish God´s creation. User-friendly material for older youth and adults. Published by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.  

Fruits of Creation: A look at Global Sustainability as Seen Through the Eyes of George Washington Carver
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh       11     1995
This book contains the biography and insights of George Washington Carver (1865-1943), the African-American Christian and scientist, on how sustainable development might occur in the developing world. 

Global Banquet: Politics of Food
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       2     2001
A video and study guide that explores the politics of global food security. 

God's Creation and Global Warming
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       1     2000
A twelve minute video describing the risks of climate change and why it is a significant religious issue. Produced by the Eco-Justice Working Group of the National Council of Churches of Christ. 

God's Global Economy
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       10     1992
"How would the emerging global economy look if viewed as though it belonged to God?" Ten members of a Presbyterian church explore that question from their varied perspectives in the fields of transnational corporations, international banking, and global marketing. 

God's Good World: A Peacemaking Resource for Children
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Primary       5     1997
A 5-session Vacation Bible School for 3-6 grades, but can be used in other ways. This children´s resource is on cherishing God´s creation. 

God's Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Primary Adult       6     2010
The study guide is designed to support the 2009 pastoral letter from the United Methodist Bishops. 

Green Church: Caretakers of God's Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Primary           2010
Green Church: Caretakers of God´s Creation will help children experience what it means to be good stewards of God´s Creation. 

Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice!
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       6     2010
Green Church is a six-week study of this critically important topic from a Christian perspective. Using Scripture and scientific findings, the study begins where we are and helps us think through what we know, what we can learn, and what we can do to make a difference. 

The Greening of Faith: Why the Environment is a Christian Concern (video #1)
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       1-4     1993
Part 1 of a two-video collection that explores the religious dimensions of caring for the earth. Theologians and environmentalists offer helpful ecumenical perspectives on one of the most pressing and exciting areas of faith and ethics. Detailed study guides included.  

The Greening of Faith: Why the Environment is a Christian Concern (video #2)
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       1-4     1993
This is the second of two videos that explore the religious dimensions of caring for the earth. Theologians and environmentalists offer helpful ecumenical faith perspectives on one of the most pressing and exciting areas of faith and ethics.  

Handle with Care: 2008 Outdoor Ministries Resources
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Primary JrHigh SrHigh       6     2008
These materials provide a flexible 6 day program focusing specifically on care of God´s creation. The curriculum is designed for a church camp setting. 

Healthy Kids, Healthy Churches, Healthy Communities
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       8     2008
The Healthy Churches Curriculum is intended as an eight week adult Christian education course on protecting health and community wellbeing. 

Holy Ground: a resource on faith and the environment
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Adult       4     1997
Four-session study guide explores the covenant with creation, systems of environmental degradation, environmental racism and justice and living rightly with the earth.  

Honoring Our Mother Earth: Experiences in Native American Spirituality
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Primary JrHigh SrHigh Adult       12     1997
Honoring Our Mother Earth speaks to the Unitarian Universalist Seventh Principle: "We covenant to affirm and promote the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part." 

Hope for a Renewed Earth
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Adult       1    
A 60-minute video that reviews major environmental concerns from a Catholic perspective. 

Hope for Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Adult       12     2010
This two-part film series and guidebook experience is a creative and compelling call for Christians to embrace sustainable living out of love for God, neighbor, and all of creation. 

Hope for Humanity
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Adult       6     2010
Dr. Matthew Sleeth examines how God´s original command to “tend and protect the planet” extends into the actions and activities of our everyday lives. 

Hope for the Earth: A Handbook for Christian Environmental Groups
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       10     1994
This United Methodist study was designed for congregations who are exploring environmental ministries, examining ecological issues, and making plans for future work. 

In Our Hands: A Peace and Social Justice Program (Grades 1-3)
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Primary       16     1989
16 sessions explore peace and fairness through active learning. There are sections related to eco-justice. 

In Our Hands: A Peace and Social Justice Program (Grades 4-6)
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Primary       16     1990
The curriculum explores peace and justice issues, with sections related to eco-justice. 

It's God's World: Christians, The Environment and Climate Change
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Adult       5     1997, revised 1999, 2002
Contains five one-hour sessions for adult study on the Bible, the environment and the challenges of a changing climate. 

Just Climate
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       3     2008
This activity is designed to help your group better understand how our atmosphere works, why it is heating up, and what impacts global warming is having on the planet. 

Just Matters: Faith Encounters the Ecological Crisis
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Adult          
Faith Encounters the Ecological Crisis identifies that ways in which we are already living beyond the biocapacity of the planet and challenges participants to identify elements of a spirituality for living through the ecological crisis.  

Just Matters: God's Creation Cries for Justice
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       8    
The approach to global climate change by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change and Catholic Bishops’ Environmental Justice Program has been to focus on the themes of prudence, poverty and the common good, as well as Catholic Social Teaching. This module will expand and explore these principles and will have a strong emphasis on how climate change will impact the poor at home and abroad. 

JustFaith
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  SrHigh Adult       30     2008
JustFaith (Ecumenical) is a thirty-week justice education/formation process with a focus on the intersection of faith, spirituality and social responsibility in a world wounded by poverty. Meeting weekly, the process employs books, videos, lecture, discussion, prayer, retreats and hands-on experiences all set in the context of a small faith community. The intent is to provide a tapestry of learning opportunities that emphasize and enliven the remarkable justice tradition of our faith.  

Keeping and Healing the Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Adult       8     1989
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. 

Keeping the Earth: Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  JrHigh SrHigh Adult       5-6     1996
A 27-minute video with discussion guide, produced by the Union of Concerned Scientists Religious and scientific perspectives on the environment. 

Keeping the Garden: A Faithful Response to God's Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  JrHigh SrHigh       6 + 1 long     1996
By affirming God as Creator, we must affirm that creation should operate according to God’s will for it. Genesis establishes the ground rules for faith including how we are supposed to relate to the world and to God. 

Let There Be ... Stuff?
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  JrHigh SrHigh       6     2010
A six-session curriculum that helps Christian teenagers explore the relationship between their consumption, their faith, and the health of the planet. 

Living the Good Life on God's Good Earth
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  SrHigh Adult       10     2006
A compelling invitation to live out our calling as caretakers of God’s good earth in our daily living. 

Love the Earth and Be Healed
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Adult       6    
A series of six videos, each dealing with case studies and theological reflection. 

Love Thy Neighbor: Parish Resources for Faithfulness in Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       8     1991
Episcopal - includes eight short Creation Bible studies 

Loving Our Neighbor, the Earth: Creation-Spirituality Activities for 9-11 Year Olds
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Primary JrHigh       22     1991
"Twenty easy-to-follow lesson plans that teach children, ages 9-11, how to recognize the value of all life." Examples of topics include water conservation, cultivating the earth, "God and garbage", and learning the stars. 

One God, One Family, One Earth: Responding to the Gifts of God's Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       6     1994
A six-session course designed by The Episcopal Church USA which explores the spiritual dimensions of the environmental crisis.  

Opening the Letter: a congregational study guide for God´s Earth is Sacred
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Adult       4     2006
Four-session guide centered on “God’s Earth is Sacred,” the 2005 open letter by NCC USA. Provides opportunities for educational forums to discuss and explore this important ecumenical statement on the environment.  

Operation Creation!
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Primary       5     2006
A five-session curriculum for elementary children. Written for VBS; adaptable to short-term learning contexts. Draws on variety of creation stories of earth’s beginnings. Raises awareness of various cultural traditions of how the earth began.  

Our Only Home, Planet Earth
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Adult       1    
The Ecology policy statement adopted by the American Baptist General Board in a Bible study framework featuring articles by prominent Baptist leaders. 

Rainforest Adventure, VBS 2008
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Preschool Primary       5     2007

ReNew: The Green VBS
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Preschool Primary       5     2010
Grounded in Jesus´ Parable of the Sower, ReNew: The Green VBS brings together the Bible and environmental stewardship.  

Renewing the Earth: Study Guides on Faith and the Environment (Adult)
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Adult       4    
A four-session course on respecting, protecting, and caring for the earth based on the Bishops´ Pastoral Statement, Renewing the Earth. See the description for grades 1-6 for details 

Renewing the Earth: Study Guides on Faith and the Environment (Grades 1-6)
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Primary JrHigh SrHigh Adult       four     1992
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. 

Renewing the Earth: Study Guides on Faith and the Environment (Grades 7-12)
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  JrHigh SrHigh       4    
A four-session course on respecting, protecting, and caring for the earth based on the Bishops´ Pastoral Statement, Renewing the Earth. See the description for grades 1-6 for details 

Sacred Food
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Primary       4     2008
These lessons are an invitation to explore how food comes to us and how to value it. 

Sacred Waters
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       5     2006
A five-week adult Christian Education course on understanding and appreciating God’s wondrous gift of water. The course is easily adaptable to a number of different educational formats.  

Shalom Lifestyles: Whole People, Whole Earth
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
            1992
Fifteen-session video curriculum for youth. Focuses on peace, justice, service, and the environment. Note: Only two short units deal with the environment.  

Simple Living: A six-part reflection for small groups
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       6     1994
This curriculum contains prayers, biblical readings, songs, and other readings for reflection. 

Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       12     1990
A collection of essays with a study guide. 

Singing Mountains and Clapping Trees: Let All Creation Praise
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Primary       10     1991
Vacation church school (or other settings) program with 10 lessons, produced by the Reformed Church in America 

Speak to the Earth and It Shall Teach Thee: A collection of five First Day School lessons and additional resources
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Primary       5    

Splendor
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       3    
SPLENDOR – which stands for Spiritual Life, Ethics and Nature, Deepening Our Reverence – is GreenFaith’s interfaith adult education curriculum that introduces participants to the relationship between religion and the earth. The themes are Spirit(becomign aware of our spiritual experiences in the natural world), Stewardship and Justice. We will learn how God calls us to protect creation by developing responsible consumption habits. We will discover the ways that environmental degradation impacts vulnerable communities.  

Stewardship of Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Adult       5     2005
A five-session adult Christian education curriculum. Prepared by Episcopal Diocese of Alabama to accompany Province IV Bishops’ Pastoral Letter: Care of Creation. Includes introductory self-running presentation that can be downloaded. 

To Love the Earth
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Adult       13     1987
This thirteen session adult education program on the environment contains Bible studies, descriptions of environmental issues and leader guides. Published by the Christian Board of Publication. 

To Serve and Guard the Earth: God’s Creation Story and Our Environmental Concern
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       6     2010
To Serve and Guard the Earth is a practical parish or small-group resource suitable for High School groups and Adults that connects the growing Christian environmental concern with the theology of creation in Genesis. 

To Serve Christ In All Creation
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  Adult       4     2003
Four-session study guide. "Discussion Circle" approach engages conversation around core values and spiritual connections with God’s creation. Written for the Episcopal Church USA´s Province 1, it is a response to "Pastoral Letter of the Episcopal Bishops of New England," (2003) and applicable to other denominations and geographies. 

To Till and to Keep: Living as stewards of God's creation in a consumer society
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  SrHigh Adult       4     2002
This 4-session study curriculum provides a Biblically-based exploaration of the Christian´s call to care for God´s creation in today´s consumer-oriented world. 

Visioning for God's Shalom
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  JrHigh SrHigh Adult       4    
30 minute, 4 part video for Jr/Sr high - Mennonite (also known as Shalom Lifestyles) 

Young Peacemakers Project Book
Reports available for this title:   Brief    
  Preschool Primary          
Learning activities for preschool through elementary age - Brethren Press 

Your Health and the Environment: A Christian Perspective
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General    
  Adult       13     1998
This study/action guide has thirteen sessions exploring the impact of the environment on human health. 

Your Will Be Done On Earth: Eco-Spirituality Activities for 12-15 year-olds
Reports available for this title:   Brief     General     Full
  JrHigh       18     1993
An activity book that combines theology and science in 18 easy-to-follow lesson plans. 


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