Join with others this summer and explore different faith tradition teachings about the environment. We’ll all read and discuss some “big picture” material and then dip into collected readings from the Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, and Indigenous faiths. Together we’ll share our learnings and examine the relevancy of faith in addressing today’s environmental issues. Along the way we’ll each deepen our spirit-based view of creation.
Thanks Hollister for sending along a great link recommending several good books for the new year. The website, Simple Organic – Green Living for Real Families, offers a list of 12 worthy books – a little something for everyone from tips for raising a baby in an eco-friendly way, to backyard gardening, to keeping a house clean with green cleansers, to theological musings on creation care. Be sure to check out “12 Green Living Books For Your 2012 Reading List.” … Another book on my list is from the National Council of Churches, God’s Earth is Sacred – Essays on Eco-Justice.
This autumn a six-hour television series, a co-production of American Experience and Frontline, aired on PBS. It was an extraordinary look at the intersection of religion and public life in America, from the first European settlements to the 2008 presidential election. Gratefully, the full program – God in America – is available online for viewers to watch at their own pace.