Guest writer David J. Backes shares the wisdom of Sigurd F. Olsen who is as relevant to connecting to nature today as in 1987. In the advancement of climate solutions, Backes describes how "hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up."
Integrating folk and Indigenous stories in environmental education and heritage interpretation can help preserve tangible cultural and natural heritage sites. Irina Ayurzanaeva, an environmental educator from the Lake Baikal region of eastern Siberia weaves her Indigenous roots and her Buddhist and Baháʼí Faith into her work as a national park educator.
Starting in 2023, Emergence Magazine's ten-part leadership course offers emerging leaders the opportunity to deepen their skills in building and co-creating spaces of renewal, reciprocity, and reverence. The course offers an in-depth exploration of the emerging field of spiritual ecology: an evolving philosophy that is rooted in the understanding that ecology, culture, and spirituality are interdependent.
Date and Time:
Sunday, February 19, 2023, 1:00pm to Sunday, April 23, 2023, 3:00pm
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The gripping and thought-provoking documentary featuring Pope Francis, ‘The Letter’ was released October 4th, 2022 by the Laudato Si' Movement. In it top leaders from various faith backgrounds travel to Rome to speak with Pope Francis about Laudato Si' and present how the climate crisis impacts their own lives and that of their communities.
The WorldWide Teach-In on Climate and Justice is back with a call for your leadership: help organize a Climate Teach-In on or around March 29, 2023! Join us for one of our launch webinars on Wednesday, September 21st, at 10 AM or 9 PM Eastern (New York).
Environmental protection, climate justice and the transition to ecologically responsible forms of human civilizations have become a global priority for the whole of humanity. Several regional ecumenical organizations (REOs) in the Global South, National Councils of Churches and members of both World Council of Churches (WCC) and Action of Churches Together (ACT Alliance) have taken a pioneering role in bringing and keeping imperatives related to climate resilience, environmental stewardship and ecological consciousness on the international agenda, culminating in the creation of this handbook. This resource shares many case studies, best practices, and more from the Global South highlighting the work being done to connect faith and environmental action.
Circle Faith Future is hosting a multifaith service that will center prayer and storytelling for the Planet and Creation on Thursday, 9/7, at 8:30 PM EDT. The theme is "Repairing the Nets," and it is an opportunity to refresh together. The service will include four stories shared from four traditions.
Join us for our return to an in-person gathering in beautiful Tucson or participate online with our virtual program. NAAEE’s 2022 conference will focus on the powerful role education can play in creating healthier communities and tackling today’s complex environmental and social issues. Register today!
This free, self-paced 2-hour e-learning course will examine the ways in which the Faith for Earth Initiative engages with faith actors and how this work is embedded into UNEP’s overall strategy. It will emphasise the importance of faith and secular actors working together by drawing on the particular qualities of scientifically-guided and faith-inspired action.
This 10-min presentation with accompanying small group questions is designed to be used in faith settings with 5th–12th-grade students to explore how their faith provides them with tools and a call to climate action. Created for a Christian youth group in the San Gabriel Valley of California, these Google Slides can be copied and edited for different locations and faith communities.
Please join The BTS Center as they delve into the important questions, challenges, and opportunities of an intersectional ecological lens through a book study on "The Intersectional Environmentalist." Over the course of five sessions starting October 18, this book study will offer opportunities for sharing insights, questions, and stories that emerge from each chapter of the book, Interfaith conversation on how to dismantle systems of oppression to protect people & planet, and more!
Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 5:00pm to Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 6:15pm
You can now sign-up for FREE Fall Outdoor Learning Virtual Workshops! At 60 mins in length, they come jam-packed with ideas, inspiration & resources from some of the top outdoor learning organizations, educators, and experts in North America. Included in your registration is a certificate of attendance, discounts on outdoor learning resources & equipment, and plenty of prizes!