Transcript of "Earth-Keeping Resources - Christian Organizations "
Earth-keeping ResourcesCHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONSNational/InternationalAmerican Scientific Affiliationhttp://www.asa3.orgFellowship of men and women in science and disciplines that relate to science who share acommon fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science.See “environment” under topic collections.A Rocha International and A Rocha USAhttp://en.arocha.org/home/index.html and http://en.arocha.org/usaChristian nature conservation organization.Catholic Conservation Centerhttp://conservation.catholic.org/Promoting ecology, environmental justice, and the stewardship of Creation in light of sacredScripture and living Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.Evangelical Environmental Networkhttp://www.creationcare.org/Evangelical ministry whose purpose is to "declare the Lordship of Christ over all creation"(Col. 1:15-20).Florestahttp://www.floresta.orgReversing deforestation and poverty in the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor.Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Environment Pagehttp://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/environment/Mennonite Creation Care Networkhttp://www.mennocreationcare.org/A network for Mennonite people and agencies actively engaged in the care and restoration ofGod’s Creation as part of the missional commitment of Mennonite Church USA and MennoniteChurch Canada.National Council of Churches of Christ Eco-Justice Programshttp://www.nccecojustice.org/index.htmproviding an opportunity for the national bodies of member Protestant and Orthodoxdenominations to work together to protect and restore Gods Creation.National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE)http://www.nrpe.orgAssociation of independent faith groups across a broad spectrum: the U.S. Conference ofCatholic Bishops, the National Council of Churches U.S.A., the Coalition on the Environmentand Jewish Life, and the Evangelical Environmental Network.
Noah Alliancehttp://www.noahalliance.org/Collaboration of Jewish, Evangelical, Protestant, and other religious community organizations,and individual people of faith, that are concerned about the protection of endangered speciesand biological diversity.North American Coalition for Christianity and Ecology (NACCE)http://core.asso.free.fr/kakapo/nacce.htmEcumenical, voluntary, tax-exempt organization established in 1986 to encourage the manystrands of Christian tradition in the work of healing the damaged earth, out of a commonconcern and love for Gods creation.Restoring Edenhttp://www.restoringeden.orgMaking hearts bigger, hands dirtier, and voices stronger by encouraging Christians to learn tolove, serve, and protect Gods creation.Target Earthhttp://www.targetearth.org/Serving the earth, serving the poor.Web of Creationhttp://www.webofcreation.orgEstablished to foster the movement for personal and social transformation to a just andsustainable world from religious perspectives.Local/RegionalEarthCare - Caring for Gods Creationhttp://www.earthcareonline.orgChristian organization that exists to promote creation stewardship within the Christiancommunity (Based in Chattanooga, with a local focus)Earth Ministryhttp://www.earthministry.org/index.htmlTo inspire and mobilize the Christian Community to play a leadership role in building a just andsustainable future. Pacific Northwest focus.Eco-Justice Ministrieshttp://www.eco-justice.orgHelps churches develop ministries that are faithful, relevant and effective in working towardsocial justice and environmental sustainability. Rocky Mountain focus.Experiencing Christ in Creationhttp://www.christincreation.org/Retreat ministry connecting people with God’s presence in creation. Rocky Mountain focus.Let’s Tend the Gardenhttp://www.letstendthegarden.org/media.htmViney ard Christian Fellowship of Bois e, Idaho, Environmental Taskforce.
EducationalAu Sable Institute of Environmental Studieshttp://www.ausable.orgprovides university-level courses with transferable credits to over 50 colleges and universities,the framework and services for sustainable community-building, environmental education andrestoration for school children and adults, facilities for community and environmentalorganizations, community and regional conferences and retreats, and outreach servicesGlobal Stewardship Study Program (GSSP)http://www.targetearth.org/gssp/gssp_home.htmlStudy Christian-based environmental stewardship at Jaguar Creek, an environmental educationcenter in the rain forest of Belize.Montreat College Environmental Studies Programhttp://www.montreat.edu/ns/es/Offering an environmental studies major with a strong environmental science background and abroad scope which adds social, political, philosophical, and theological aspects. Integrates aliberal arts education with a Christ-centered perspective and application to environmentalissues, conflict resolution, and management.WEB RESOURCESNational Council of Churches of Christ Eco-Justice Programs: Land Anthologyhttp://www.nccecojustice.org/landanthology.htmEnvironmental News Networkhttp://www.enn.com/BOOKSThe Care of Creation: Focusing Concern and Action, R.J. Berry, ed., 2000.Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community, Wendell Berry, 1992.For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care, Steven Bouma-Prediger,2001.Caring for Creation: Responsible Stewardship of Gods Handiwork, Calvin B. DeWitt, 1998.Earth-Wise: A Biblical Response to Environmental Issues, Calvin B. DeWitt, 1994.God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God, Jurgen Moltmann, 1993Pollution and the Death of Man, Francis Schaeffer, 1970Human Image: World Image : The Death and Resurrection of Sacred Cosmology: Books: PhilipSherrard, Philip Sherrard, 1992See also Earth Ministry Resource Library (http://www.earthministry.org/res_center.htm).
PERIODICALSCapsules: Eco-Justice News and Views (National Council of Churches of Christ Eco-JusticePrograms)Creation Care Magazine (Evangelical Environmental Network)http://www.creationcare.org/Earth Letter (subscription); sample issue.NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONSConservation International OceanaDefenders of Wildlife The Nature ConservancyEarthjustice Rainforest Action NetworkEnvironmental Defense Sierra ClubFriends of the Earth Trout UnlimitedGreenpeace Union of Concerned ScientistsNational Audubon Society The Wilderness SocietyNational Coalition for Marine Conservation Worldwatch InstituteNational Wildlife Federation World Resources InstituteNatural Resources Defense Council World Wildlife Fund