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.


Access our NEW On-demand Training
The ABCUSA Blessed Tomorrow Ambassador Training is available online and on-demand for you
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  • You will have 6 weeks to complete the training and sign up as a Climate Ambassador. During this
    time you will receive reminders from us to check-in on your progress.

Become a Creation Justice Congregation

Creation Justice Network Facebook Page

The Holy Spirit is Still Speaking – Will We Listen? by Dr. Rachael Lawrence

November is…Native American Heritage month
Check out resources from Creation Justice Ministries Action Center:

Weathering the Storm – a resource from Creation Justice Ministries

Environmental Justice is Racial Justice webinar recording

Hopeful Holly – A Creation Justice Network Advent Devotional by Rev. Dr. Don Ng

Creation Justice Network Webinar Series Presented by ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary and the Creation Justice Network:

  • Praying with Creation: Sabbath
    Thursday, July 23 – View a recording of this webinar here.
  • Praying with Creation: Lament
    Thursday, July 30 – View a recording of this webinar here.
  • Praying with Creation: Restoration/Resiliency
    Thursday, August 6 – View a recording of this webinar here.
  • Praying with Creation: Resurrection
    Thursday, August 13 – View a recording of this webinar here.

Eight Lessons from COVID-19 to Guide Our Climate Response – Eos

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:
  • Ashley Anderson
  • Karyn Bigelow
  • Rebecca Driscoll
  • Stacey Simpson Duke
  • Ian Mevorach
  • Kathleen Moore
  • Don Ng
  • Kathy Smith
  • Jamie Washam
  • Alan Wedgewood
  • David Wheeler

Please contact Tom Carr at 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.