Links to religious environmental agencies
|Our Closest Colleagues|
|Since 2004, Eco-Justice Ministries has enjoyed a close and collaborative relationship with seven other agencies that work to encourage and support environmental programming in local congregations. Representatives of our organizations have meet for planning retreats on two occasions, and we keep in close touch with each other about resources and strategy. We are honored to have such excellent friends in the cause! In alphabetical order:
We have also appreciated a strong working relationship with several of the grassroots organizations that highlight and coordinate environmental work within several denominations:
- Earth Ministry
Based in Seattle, Washington, with a mission "To inspire and mobilize the Christian community to play a leadership role in building a just and sustainable future."
- Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
The Environmental Ministries Oregon's ecumenical agency "embraces a variety of environmental concerns and is concerned with how care for creation is woven into faith and the life of congregations and denominations."
- Faith in Place
In Chicago, Illinois, this interfaith agency gives "religious people the tools to become good stewards of the earth"
- Green Faith
Located in New Jersey, they are "inspiring, educating and mobilizing people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership." Green Faith has developed a certification program for houses of worship, and a national fellowship program for leadership training.
- Interfaith Power and Light (Regeneration Project)
"A religious response to global warming", the IP&L network has affiliates in more than 34 states.
- National Council of Churches, Eco-Justice Program
Working at a denominational level, they provide an opportunity for the national bodies of member Protestant and Orthodox communions to work together to protect and restore God's Creation. They have developed a collection of strong resources and curriculum materials for local churches.
- New Community Project
With headquarters in Elgin, Illinois, NCP is "promoting peace through justice, care for creation, and experiential learning." They lead immersion trips to locations that vividly demonstrate the interconnection between social justice and ecological sustainability.
|The agencies listed below also are ones that we know well and recommend highly. (Web of Creation has a very extensive listing of faith-based envirnomental groups.)
- Web of Creation - a project of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, it is a website designed to foster the movement for personal and social transformation to a just and sustainable world from religious perspectives
- Let All Creation Praise, with a wide range of resources for creation care and worship.
- National Religious Partnership for the Environment, an umbrella organization which coordinates and supports programming with four large partners
- Forum on Religion and Ecology -- the world's largest multi-religious project of academic research, publications and conferences.
- Noah Alliance - a collaboration of Jewish, Evangelical, Protestant, and other religious community organizations, and individual people of faith, that are concerned about the protection of endangered species and biological diversity.
- Restoring Eden -- a Christian ministry dedicated to serving Christ by working with God's people to be a voice for God's creation and all those who depend on it. We live out the biblical mandate to "speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves" (Proverbs 31:8) as advocates for natural habitats, wild species and indigenous subsistence cultures.
- Creation Care for Pastors - Evangelicals & Scientists United to Protect Creation
Eco-Justice Ministries * 400 S Williams St, Denver, CO 80209 * 303.715.3873
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