In a few weeks, the nations of the world will gather in Paris to try and reach a global agreement in response to the challenge of climate change. How do we, as Christians, engage in this process?
The Paris meetings will likely provide a once-in-a-decade opportunity for the CRCNA to further implement Synod 2012’s powerful statement on climate change, calling for involvement and advocacy at all levels.
Dr. Calvin DeWitt, author of Earthwise: A Guide to Hopeful Creation Care, responds to Pope Francis's encyclical, saying "It is a letter that brings substantial hope..."
For too long the church has been silent about the moral travesty of climate change. Today, the Pope has said, “Enough is enough,” and the Christian Reformed Church welcomes his voice.
If this campaign is going to happen, we’ll need to partner with others who believe the church has an opportunity to speak prophetically and to hope boldly -- people like you.
"Climate Conversation: Kenya" is a four-part video series featuring on-the-ground footage and interviews from Kenya. Use the videos to engage your church in discussion about climate change and the church.
"To Steward or Subdue" is a collection of Think Christian posts on the cultural mandate of stewardship and creation care. As Earth Day draws near, let's explore God’s command to care for His creation.
Looking for Lenten reflections with a focus on creation care and a justice accent? Check out Ash and Oil, a Lenten reflection series from the Office of Social Justice.
This New York Times article highlights what some churches are doing to cut their ties to fossil fuel.
I am not an environmentalist. I believe there are many worse things in this world happening that are a bigger priority than being energy efficient. But I can’t help being practical and smart either. My Reformed Dutch upbringing screams at inefficiency and waste.
I invited two parishioners to present their opposing views on creational care; one naming the sickness we see in creation and our responsibility care for the earth; the other naming the insignificance of man's contribution to climate change...
In 2004, our congregation, embarked on a building program to acquire our own facilities. In addition to the usual building committee, council also appointed a Creation Stewardship Committee tasked with minimizing our impact on the creation.
Hello fellow Earthkeepers,
Greetings from Houston, B.C. I am excited to share news with you about Good Seed Sunday. I have been praying for national resources for churches for years and it is finally here!
Good Seed Sunday is a great opportunity to connect your church...
I would like to hear from churches that have successfully implemented a Community Garden. How does it work, how much work is it, etc. Thx!
What do you think should be a Christian's perspective on caring for Creation?
In my work with churches and small groups, the question I most often get asked is: Where do we start?
My answer: The Eco-congregation Resources on the A Rocha Canada website.
There are 12 modules with everything from a church checklist to ideas and resources for youth groups,...
The Evangelical Environmental Network, the National Association of Evangelicals and the National Hispanic Christian...
The Christian Reformed denomination recently undertook some recent renovations that involved implementing new energy-saving technology. One of the quotes from the story was by John Bolt, the CRC’s director of finance:
"Balancing out the costs is not...
For the last two years, CRWRC and the Office of Social Justice have offered a Congregational Green Grant, $500 to churches most creatively engaged in creation care. If you're looking to dip your toes in this form of stewardship (foregoing styrofoam, etc), check out our compilation of last year's...
Some time ago, our church decided to encourage members to use their own mugs for coffee time, and a volunteer offered to build a mug rack for our kitchen and for the church office. Some members leave a mug here, others bring one each week.
Photo of the kitchen mug rack.
Yesterday I heard a report on the radio that you can save 30% on email ink costs if you use the Century Gothic font instead of Arial. However, Century Gothic line space is larger so you might not want to consider this for a bulletin or newsletter--then it is more paper. What eco-friendly ideas are hot at your church?