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
to complete on your own schedule! Access instructions are included below:
- Go to: https://ecoamerica.litmos.com/self-signup
- Enter you information and use the Code ABCUSABTAmbassador22 to register
- Then, check your email for the invitation to set up your profile and get started!
- 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.
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:
- Action Alert – Support the San Carlos Apache Tribe’s Right to its Sacred Land here
- Download the Environmental Justice with Indigenous Peoples here
- Read a blogpost on Indigenous Creation Justice here
Weathering the Storm – a resource from Creation Justice Ministries
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.
All Ethical Issues Depend on How We Deal with This One Ethics Daily, written by David Wheeler
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.
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
Creation Justice Network Steering Committee
- Tom Carr (Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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 email@example.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 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.