congregations everywhere promote eco-justice within the local community and beyond.
“Eco-Justice holds together commitments for ecological sustainability and human justice. It sees environmental
issues and justice issues not as competing agendas, but as intertwined elements of how humans are called to relate
to God’s creation. It asserts that it is not possible to care for the earth without also caring for humanity, and that
seeking human justice must involve care for the environment.”
– from the Ecojustice Ministries website
Canadian Advocacy Initiative
For the Love of Creation
For the Love of Creation is a Canadian ecumenical initiative that works alongside churches and other organizations to advocate for climate justice. They are calling on the Canadian federal government to reduce GHG emissions by 60 percent by 2030, transition to a green economy in a just manner, respect the rights of Indigenous peoples by making the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People into law, and help aide the green energy transition in the Global South.Learn More
American Advocacy Organization
Interfaith Power and Light
In addition to providing resources for energy audits, Interfaith Power and Light brings different communities of faith together to advocate for climate action, environmental justice, and sustainable agriculture policies.Discover Their Initiatives
Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation
Resisting Structural Evil
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda faces our daunting environmental and social problems with practical hope. People created unjust structures; people can dismantle them, she points out. She advocates what she calls critical mystical vision as the path of resistance:
- seeing what is, especially when this includes unmasking evil that appears good.
- seeing alternatives
- “seeing ever more fully the sacred Spirit of life coursing through creation and leading it into abundant life for all.” Academic reading.
A Weekly Email Column
Eco-justice Ministries focuses on congregations as agents of change and environmental justice. The organization grounds itself on four affirmations:
- God wills shalom for the world.
- We live in a world of complex and interdependent relationships.
- Churches are called to be transformative of individuals and societies.
- The world is limited–and we find abundance within those limits.
One of the best resources from Eco-justice Ministries is a weekly column by Peter Sawtell. Sawtell’s commentary in Eco-Justice Notes is reliably insightful and creative. Sign up here. Other resources include guidelines for greening congregations, assessment forms, curriculum reviews and resources for worship.See Eco-justice Notes Archive