Creation Care for Congregations: Connecting Faith to Action
This faith-based course, created and instructed by Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, will focus on equipping faith leaders with the spiritual knowledge, communication skills, and organizing capacity to lead their communities of faith to be engaged in care for Creation and watershed stewardship. Registration is required due to limited space at the host venue.
We suggest you attend both sessions but you are welcome to register for just one. Register for each session separately at the links below.
Both sessions will be held at:
Church of the Redeemer
5603 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21210
Session 1: Inspire and Lead your Faith Community
June 14, 6-9 p.m.
Explore the foundational teachings of your own and of other faith traditions about care for Creation and watershed stewardship. Learn how to develop your own faith message to inspire and motivate others to become actively engaged in caring for sacred waters as faithful stewards. The role of faith community in the environmental movement will be presented with models of how congregations have put their faith into action. Participants will hear success stories and lessons learned from congregations already engaged in Creation Care.
Click HERE to register for Session 1
Session 2: Tools for Faith Based Organizing and Mobilizing Creation Care Ministry
June 21, 2016 6-9 p.m.
Learn about how different faiths address these questions: Why do you feel called to care for Creation? What specific sources inspire you from your faith tradition or sacred texts? Methods and models for doing outreach within your own faith tradition and within an interfaith context will be explored. Specific tools and strategies will be offered for helping the congregation move toward developing an earthcare ministry, green team, or environmental stewardship program. Participants will be guided to develop their own communications such as a press release, bulletin announcement, or a blessing or prayer for a watershed project.
Click HERE to register for Session 2