Creation Justice

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Building A Movement Among Baptists that Seeks Peace,
Justice, and Reconciliation with all of God’s Creation

American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) has long heard God’s call to tend, love and care for God’s creation and all people.  We have understood that ecological care and human justice are one, two sides of the same coin. In 2016, the ABC Creation Justice Network, a Taskforce of the ABCUSA Board of General Ministries, was formed to encourage individuals and congregations to engage in this critical witness and work of the Gospel. The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary has partnered with the ABC Creation Justice Network, Creation Justice Ministries and ecoAmerica to galvanize the work our churches have been doing on climate solutions and to build visible national leadership.

We encourage you to visit the links below for additional information and resources to get your churches and community to begin talking about climate solutions. If your church is already involved in seeking climate solutions, we hope you will find new ideas and valuable resources below to enhance the work you are doing. And of course, please send us news of the great projects you are doing so we can share it with others.

The ABC Creation Justice Network can offer introductory workshops and training sessions for clergy and congregations. Please contact Rev. Rebecca Driscoll at Rebecca.Driscoll@abc-usa.org.

Resources

Become a Creation Justice Congregation

Creation Justice Network Facebook Page

2020 Creation Justice Ministries Lent Calendar   (Download in black and white here.)

Download Earth Day Resource “The Fierce Urgency of Now”

All Ethical Issues Depend on How We Deal with This One Ethics Daily, written by David Wheeler

Now – In Gratitude to Mary Evelyn and John in a Time of Global Pandemic – March 2020

Why Reforming Human Interfaces With Creation Is Vital – Dr. David L. Wheeler, May 2020

Creation Justice Highlighted at February Mid-American Baptist Churches Ministers Council Retreat

The Blessed Tomorrow Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action For Your Congregation and Community provides you with information and resources to reduce energy use, to build resilient houses of worship as refuges from a changing climate, and to encourage support for policies that better care for creation.

American Baptist Churches Invited to Partner with ecoAmerica through Carbon Offset Program

Journeying Toward the Summit by the Sea  A Pastoral Letter on Environmental Care and Creation Justice in observance of the 48th Anniversary of Earth Day
by Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, former ABCUSA General Secretary

Lets Talk Faith and Climate brochure

A Matter of Stewardship: Eco-Justice in Biblical Perspective Workshop

Resources We Recommend

Books We Recommend

Creation Justice Blog Posts

 

Creation Justice Network Steering Committee

  • Tom Carr  (Coordinator: psbcarr@aol.com)
  • Ashley Anderson
  • Karyn Bigelow
  • Rebecca Driscoll
  • Stacey Simpson Duke
  • Ian Mevorach
  • Kathleen Moore
  • Don Ng
  • Jamie Washam
  • Alan Wedgewood
  • David Wheeler

Please contact Tom Carr at psbcarr@aol.com if you are interested in becoming involved with the Creation Justice Network Steering Committee.

Visit our Partners and Friends

  • Creation Justice Ministries
    Through our participation in Creation Justice Ministries, our ecumenical partner, we have developed working relationships with Baptist partners in the Alliance of Baptists and the Progressive National Baptist Convention.
  • ecoAmerica
    ecoAmerica reaches millions of Americans from all walks of life through a rapidly growing network of 200+ mainstream institutions and leaders from outside the traditional environmental movement.
  • Interfaith Power and Light
    An interfaith organization linking various faith traditions engaged in climate change from a faith perspective.
  • Eco-Justice Ministries
    An ecumenical Christian ministry which provides resources for education, “greening your church,” action steps, worship.
  • Green Faith
    A national, interfaith organization.  A fabulous website for resources for education, worship, congregational resources, etc.
  • Evangelical Envrionmental Network
    An evangelical network whose purpose is to support and empower evangelical and other Christian communities to care for God’s creation from a biblical perspective.