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  • 1. Creation Care Websites & StatementsGeneral Christian Environmental Church of God (Cleveland, TN)............ 2 Presbyterian / Reformed ...............................3Sites.............................................. 1 Episcopal .............................................. 2 Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) .............3Christian Denomination-Affiliated Evangelical ........................................... 2 Seventh Day Adventist..................................3Sites: ........................................... 1 Lutheran................................................ 2 United Church of Christ (Congregational) ........4Assemblies of God ............................ 1 Mennonite / Brethren ............................ 2 Vineyard ........................................................4Baptist ............................................... 1 Methodist / Wesleyan ........................... 3 Interfaith Sites........................................ 4Catholic ............................................. 2 Moravian ............................................... 3 Government Resources for Churches ... 4Christian Church / Disciples of Christ..... 2 Nazarene .............................................. 3Church of God (Anderson, IN) .......... 2 Orthodox ............................................... 3 Colleges and Universities ..................... 4 “The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15, NIV)General Christian European Christian Environmental Assemblies of God NetworkEnvironmental Sites ecen.org Statements: Assemblies of God’s Position on theA Rocha Evangelical Environmental Network Environmentarocha.org creationcare.org ag.org/top/Beliefs/contempissues_02_enviro Healthy Families, Healthy Environment nment.cfmAlternatives for Simple Livingsimpleliving.org healthyfamiliesnow.org Colleges and Universities – See page 4American Scientific Affiliation North American Coalition forasa3.org Christianity and Ecology Baptist nacce.orgBlessed Earth Care of Creationwww.blessed-earth.org NCC Eco-Justice Programs careofcreation.net nccecojustice.orgChristian Vegetarian Association Creation Care Project (Texas)christianveg.com Re:Vision – Protecting Creation bgct.org/clc (National Association of Evangelicals)Christians for Environmental revision.org Evangelical Environmental NetworkStewardship (Fund for Christian creationcare.orgEcology) Renewal: Students Caring for Creation Southern Baptist Environment & Climatechristianecology.org renewingcreation.org InitiativeChristians for the Mountains baptistcreationcare.orgchristiansforthemountains.org Restoring Eden restoringeden.org Statements:Earth Healing American Baptist Policy Statement onearthhealing.info Season of Creation Ecology (1989)By Fr. Al Fritsch, S.J. seasonofcreation.com acton.org/ppolicy/environment/ppolicy_enviro nment_theology_baptist.phpEarth Ministry (Seattle, WA) Serve God, Save the Planetearthministry.org servegodsavetheplanet.org American Baptist Church – History of Environmental Statements (1977-1991)EarthCare, Inc. Shakertown Pledge (1973) nccecojustice.org/antholabc.htm(Chattanooga, TN / Dalton, GA) webofcreation.org/DenominationalStateearthcareonline.org ments/shakertown.htm Colleges and Universities: International Association of Baptist CollegesEco-Justice Ministries Target Earth and Universitieseco-justice.org (Christian Environmental Association) baptistschools.orgCurriculum reviews targetearth.org Southern Baptist Colleges and UniversitiesEnvironmental Justice in the sbc.net/colleges.aspHistorical Black Churchesnccecojustice.org/envjusticeblackch Christian Denomination-urch.html Affiliated Sites An EarthCare Resource Guide – November 2008 EarthCare, Inc., Chattanooga, TN www.earthcareonline.org
  • 2. Catholic Church of God Evangelical Climate Initiative (2006) http://christiansandclimate.org/learn/call-to-United States Conference of (Cleveland, TN) action/Catholic Bishops – EnvironmentalJustice Program Statements: Evangelical Environmental Network – Annccbuscc.org/sdwp/ejp Church of God – Practical Evangelical Declaration on the Care of Commitments: Social Obligation Creation (1994)Catholic Conservation Center churchofgod.cc/about/social_obligation.cfm creationcare.org/resources/declaration.phpconservation.catholic.org/background.htm Colleges and Universities – See page 4 National Association of Evangelicals – Environment and Ecology (1971)Earth Healing (by Fr. Al Fritsch, S.J.) nae.net/index.cfm?FUSEACTION=editor.pagearthhealing.info Episcopal e&pageID=199&IDCategory=9Statements: Episcopal Ecological Network National Association of Evangelicals – TheRoman Catholic Church – The Ecological eenonline.org Sandy Cove Covenant and Invitation (2004)Crisis a Common Responsibility: Peace nae.net/index.cfm?FUSEACTION=editor.pagwith God the Creator, Peace with All of Statements: e&pageID=121&IDCategory=9Creation (Pope John Paul II, World Day of Episcopal Resolutions (1979 – present)Peace, Jan. 1, 1990) Colleges and Universities – See page 4 eenonline.org/about/resolve.htmacton.org/ppolicy/environment/ppolicy_environment_theology_rcc.php Episcopal Church – Environmental Lutheran Statements (1973-2003)United States Conference of Catholic nccecojustice.org/downloads/anth/epis.pdf ECLA – Environmental AdvocacyBishops – Renewing the Earth: An http://archive.elca.org/advocacy/environmentInvitation to Reflection and Action on Episcopal Church – History of /education.aspEnvironment in Light of Catholic Social Environmental Statements (1973-2003)Teaching (1991) nccecojustice.org/antholepis.htm ECLA – Lutheran Earthkeeping Networkusccb.org/sdwp/ejp/bishopsstatement.sh of the Synodstml Episcopal Church – Justice, Peace, and webofcreation.org/LENS/index.html the Integrity of Creation (1997)United States Conference of Catholic acton.org/ppolicy/environment/ppolicy_en Web of Creation (by Lutheran School ofBishops – Environmental Justice: vironment_theology_episcopal.php Theology at Chicago) webofcreation.orgPublic Policy Framework (1999)usccb.org/sdwp/ejp/publicpolicy/envp Colleges and Universities – See page 4 Statements:ol.shtml ECLA – Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, Evangelical and Justice (1993)Colleges and Universities: elca.org/socialstatements/environmentCatholic Colleges Online Blessed Earthcatholiccollegesonline.org www.blessed-earth.org Colleges and Universities: Christians for Environmental ECLA & Missouri Synod College SearchChristian Church / Stewardship www.lutherancolleges.org/majors/Disciples of Christ christianecology.org/Stewardship.html See also page 4 of this guide. The Evangelical Ecologist (blog)Disciples Home Missions: Eco- evaneco.com Mennonite / Brethrenjustice/Environmental Ministrieshomelandministries.org/PublicWitness Evangelical Environmental Network/Environment.htm Church of the Brethren – Brethren creationcare.org WitnessEnviroJustice Evangelical Climate Initiative brethren.org/genbd/witness/CareforCreation.envirojustice.org christiansandclimate.org htmStatements: Re:Vision – Protecting Creation Mennonite Central Committee – Care for (National Association of Evangelicals) CreationAlverna Covenant revision.org mcc.org/careforcreationdiscipleshomemissions.org/PublicWitness/Alverna.htm Serve God, Save the Planet Mennonite Creation Care Network servegodsavetheplanet.org mennocreationcare.orgHistory of Environmental Statements(1971-2001) Target Earth New Community Projectnccecojustice.org/antholdoc.htm (Christian Environmental Association) newcommunityproject.org targetearth.orgColleges and Universities – See page 4 Statements: Statements: Church of the Brethren – EnvironmentalChurch of God Au Sable Institute – Environmental Statements (1977-2001). History of Statements (1987, 1992) Environmental Statements(Anderson, IN) webofcreation.org/DenominationalState nccecojustice.org/downloads/anth/breth.pdf andColleges and Universities – See page 4 ments/ausable.htm nccecojustice.org/antholbreth.htm Mennonite Central Committee – Poverty and Environmental Degradation (1990) Creation Care Websites & Statements 2
  • 3. acton.org/ppolicy/environment/ppolicy Moravian Presbyterian Conservation Corps_environment_theology_mennonite.p presbyterianconservationcorps.orghp Statements: Moravian Church – History of Presbyterians for Restoring CreationMennonite Church General Board – prcweb.org Environmental Statements (1990)Stewardship of the Earth Resolution nccecojustice.org/antholmorav.htm Reformed Church in America – Caring foron Environment and Faith Issueswww.mennocreationcare.org/Home/A Colleges and Universities: CreationBOUT_MCCN/Our_History rca.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?&pid= Moravian College – Environmental 1518&srcid=1542Colleges and Universities – See page 4 Studies Program moravian.edu/academics/ Statements:Methodist / Wesleyan Moravian Church – Moravian Covenant Presbyterian Church (USA) – Environmental for Christian Living: Environment (1990) StatementsUnited Methodist Church – webofcreation.org/DenominationalState nccecojustice.org/downloads/anth/pres.pdfEnvironmental Resources and ments/moravian.htmResolutions Presbyterian Church (USA) – History of Comment: Stewardship of the Creation, Environmental Statementsarchives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=1&m by Henry Fansler. The Moravian nccecojustice.org/antholpcusa.htmid=676 (January 2003)Scroll to bottom of screen. moravian.org/publications/moravian/back_i Presbyterian Church (USA) – ACSWPUnited Methodist Women Green ssues/2003/2003_jan_stewardship.phtml CommentaryTeam acton.org/ppolicy/environment/ppolicy_envirogbgm-umc.org/umw/green_team.cfm Nazarene nment_theology_presbyt.phpStatements: Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Reformed Church in America – Position onUnited Methodist Church: Book of ncm.org/ed_ad_environment.aspx the Environment (1994)Discipline – Our Faith: Church and Statements: rca.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?&pid=Society: Social Principles: 498&srcid=491 Creation Care: EnvironmentalEnergy Resources Utilization (2004) Stewardship for the Church of the Reformed Church in America –archives.umc.org/interior.asp?mid=1819 Nazarene (2005) Environmental Statements ncm.org/pdf/creation_care_document.pdf nccecojustice.org/antholrca.htmNatural World (2004)archives.umc.org/interior.asp?mid=1701 Creation Care Statements Reformed Church in America – History of ncm.org/pdf/creation_care.pdf Environmental StatementsWater, Air, Soil, Minerals, Plants(2004) Colleges and Universities – See page 4 nccecojustice.org/antholrca.htmarchives.umc.org/interior.asp?mid=1818 Colleges and Universities – See page 4United Methodist Church – The Book Orthodoxof Resolutions of the United Methodist Quaker (Religious Society of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese ofChurch – Environmental Justice for a America Friends)Sustainable Future (2004) goarch.org/en/ourfaith/environmentarchives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=4&mid=959 Quaker Earthcare Witness (formerly Friends Statements: Committee on Unity with Nature)United Methodist Church – Greek Orthodox Church – Speeches quakerearthcare.orgEnvironmental Statements (1972-2000) from Environmental Symposium 1997nccecojustice.org/downloads/anth/meth.pdf acton.org/ppolicy/environment/ppolicy_e Statements:Wesleyan Church – Contemporary nvironment_theology_orthadox.php Friends United Meeting – Minute on Care forIssues: The Environment God’s Creation Orthodox Church – Environmentalnwwesleyan.org/issues.htm#environment nccecojustice.org/downloads/anth/fum.pdf Statements nccecojustice.org/downloads/anth/ortho Philadelphia Yearly Meeting – History ofColleges and Universities: x.pdf Environmental StatementsUnited Methodist-Related Colleges & nccecojustice.org/antholpym.htmUniversities Orthodox Church – History ofwww.gbhem.org/site/c.lsKSL3POLvF/ Environmental Statements Colleges and Universities:b.3463093/ nccecojustice.org/antholorth.htm Friends Association for Higher Education Orthodox Church in America – Orthodox earlham.edu/~fahe/mappage.htmWesleyan Colleges Liturgy and the Care for Creationwww.wesleyan.org/em/colleges webofcreation.org/DenominationalStateSee also page 4 of this guide. ments/orthodox.htm Seventh Day Adventist Presbyterian / Reformed Statements: Seventh Day Adventist – An Affirmation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Creation (2004) Environmental Justice Ministries adventist.org/beliefs/statements/main_stat54.html pcusa.org/environment Creation Care Websites & Statements 3
  • 4. Seventh Day Adventist – A Statement Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Lee University (Cleveland, TN)on the Environment (1995) Earth http://artsandsciences.leeuniversity.edu/nsm/adventist.org/world_church/official_meeti uuministryforearth.org programs.asp Bachelor’s degree – biologicalngs/1995gcsession/070503ann.txt Web of Creation science with emphasis in environmental webofcreation.org science and biodiversityColleges and Universities – See page 4 Affiliation: Church of God (Cleveland, TN) Sewanee: The University of the SouthUnited Church of Christ Government Resources (Sewanee, TN)(Congregational) for Churches www2.sewanee.edu/academics/catalog/departm ents/biologyUnited Church of Christ EcoAction US EPA Energy Star Program for Bachelor’s degrees – biology, environmentaluccecoaction.org Congregations energystar.gov/index.cfm studies, and forestry and geology ?c=small_business.sb_congregations Affiliation: Episcopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ –Environmental Justice US EPA Energy Star Qualified Products Tennessee Wesleyan (Athens, TN)www.ucc.org/justice/environmental- energystar.gov www.twcnet.edu/Academics/academicsdepartments.justice/ htm Bachelor’s degree – biology with emphasis inEco-Justice Ministrieseco-justice.org Colleges and Universities environmental science Affiliation: United Methodist ChurchStatements: Christian:United Church of Christ – History of Nationally Recognized Christian: College SearchEnvironmental Statements Au Sable Institute of Environmental ChristianCollegeMentornccecojustice.org/antholucc.htm Studies christiancollegementor.org/Select/MatchAsst/dUnited Church of Christ – Social (Grand Rapids, MI / Programs in various efault.asp?letter=&switchto=4-yearPolicy Statements Voted by General U.S. regions and countries) Search each of the following terms in theSynods Dealing with Environmental ausable.org major field: environmental, ecology,and Energy Issues Academic and internship programs, conservation, and biology .www.uccecoaction.org/SynodPolicy.html conferences and retreats Denominational College SitesColleges and Universities: Christian Environmental Studies Search the denomination’s name and the Center of Montreat College word colleges in a search engine.UCC Related Schools (Western NC)ucc.org/higher-education/school/ www.montreat.edu/ns/es Bachelor’s degree – environmental studies Other Colleges and UniversitiesVineyard Affiliation: Presbyterian (USA) State Colleges and Universities in theLet’s Tend the Garden (Vineyard Christian: Chattanooga/North GA Area:Christian Fellowship of Boise, Idaho)letstendthegarden.org East TN / North GA Area Chattanooga State Technical Community Carson Newman College College (TN) (Jefferson City, TN) cn.edu/biology chattanoogastate.edu/Math_Science/biology/ Bachelor’s degree – environmental studies biomain.aspInterfaith Sites Affiliation: Baptist Associate’s degree – environmental scienceForum on Religion and Ecology, Covenant CollegeHarvard University Dalton State College (GA) (Lookout Mountain, GA) daltonstate.edu/natsci/index.htmreligionandecology.org http://biology.covenant.edu/major.html Associate’s degree – forestryInterfaith Power & Light Bachelor’s degree – biological scienceinterfaithpowerandlight.org with emphasis in ecology, wildlife University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaSelected Chapters: biology, and natural history utc.edu/Academic/BiologicalAndEnvironmentGA IPL – based in Atlanta gipl.org Affiliation: Presbyterian (PCA) alSciences/TN IPL – based in Knoxville tn-ipl.org Hiwassee College (Madisonville, TN) Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees –Chattanooga, TN IPL Chapter http://hiwassee.edu environmental scienceglobalwarmingchatt.tripod.com Associate’s degree – biology with More Colleges & Internships:National Religious Partnership for emphasis in environmental sciences Affiliation: United Methodist Church EnviroEducation.com enviroeducation.comthe Environment nrpe.org EarthCare Resource Guide – November 2008 Printed on recycled paper This guide is a publication of EarthCare, Inc. www.earthcareonline.org / email: mail@earthcareonline.org. PO Box 23291, Chattanooga, TN 37422. Phone: (706) 278-3979 (Dalton, GA) “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” EarthCare (Psalm 24:1, KJV) Caring for God’s Creation Creation Care Websites & Statements 4

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