Climate and Church

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program (now Creation Justice Ministries) put out a resource focusing on climate change and church ministries.  Entitled Climate and Church: How Global Climate Change Will Impact Core Church Ministries, the resource looks at... read more »

Posted on October 07, 2015

Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate

The 2015 Earth Day Sunday resource from Creation Justice Ministries (an ecumenical organization of which Church and Society is a member) is titled Have You Anything Here to Eat? Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate.  The resource takes a look at how the... read more »

Posted on October 07, 2015

Peace on the Land

Peace on the Land by Steve Sprecher This article gives examples of what the Bible says about some of the environmental issues which impact the world today. Biblical passages are used to show that we are to be stewards of the Earth and "we are not to exploit and waste... read more »

Posted on April 30, 2013

Seeds of Change- Companion Guide Included

Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace by Jen Cullerton Johnson • Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace brings to life the empowering story of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman, and environmentalist, to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Engaging narrative and vibrant images paint a robust... read more »

Posted on April 10, 2013

Sunday Morning Sustainability: Eco-justice Impacts and Opportunities (2013 Earth Day Sunday)

Many of us have similar Sunday morning routines. These routines, like our other daily activities, create an ecological “footprint,” which impacts God’s Creation: both people and planet. As we examine our routines and adjust them to create smaller ecological footprints, we can be better caretakers of... read more »

Posted on March 15, 2013

Ecological Footprint Exercise

This exercise is a fun, interactive way to estimate how big your ecological footprint is. After completing the exercise you will discover how many earths would be needed if every person lived like you do.... read more »

Dirt! The Movie

The film explores the relationship between humans and soil, including its necessity for human life and impacts by society. Dirt! The Movie has won several awards, including the best documentary award at the 2009 Visions/Voices Environmental Film Festival and the "Best film for our future" award at the 2009 Mendocino Film... read more »

Posted on March 13, 2013

Interconnections Exercise

This exercise will help to increase awareness of social, economic and environmental issues and the ways in which the issues intersect. The exercise also encourages critical thinking and can be used with groups of any size. Interconnections... read more »

Story of Bottled Water

The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five... read more »

Posted on September 28, 2012

Social Principles Bulletin Inserts

The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has developed bulletin inserts featuring individual United Methodist Social Principles. The resource, designed to be included in church worship bulletins, can be downloaded for free from the agency’s website. The bulletin inserts are in two colors that will reproduce excellently... read more »

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