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Thumbnail of Care for God's Creatures: A Christian Education Resource
Creation Justice Ministries | Bible Study, Discussion Guide, Hymns, Liturgies, Prayers, Reflections, Sermons (69), Video, Website Apr 1st, 2016

Care for God's Creatures: A Christian Education Resource

The "Care for God's Creatures" resource was written by an ecumenical team that included Rev. Sarah Macias. It covers topics such as learning from animals, spiritually growing by connecting with animals, stewardship of creation, and protecting endangered species. It is designed to be useful year-round, but was released for the celebration of Earth Day Sunday, which can be observed the Sunday before or after Earth Day (April 22). Additional opportune moments to use this resource include September 1, recognized by Orthodox and Catholic communions as the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, or in October, during the Season of Creation and close to the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.

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Joseph V. Crockett, editor | Article, Bible Study, Devotional, Discussion Guide, Liturgies, Monographs, Prayers, White Paper Mar 3rd, 2016

Starter Kit for Teaching and Learning on Mass Incarceration

The NCC Convening Table on Christian Education, Ecumenical Faith Formation, and Leadership Development offers the following Starter Kit for Teaching and Learning on Mass Incarceration. This resource, developed over the past several months, is a toolbox replete with various offerings intended to inform and engage individuals, small groups, congregations, and classrooms alike.

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Rev. Sharon Watkins | Book Sep 23rd, 2014

Whole: A Call to Unity in Our Fragmented World

In her hope-filled new book, Sharon Watkins, the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and moderator-elect of the National Council of Churches, shares her vision of how the good news of Jesus calls American Christians to unite around justice, mercy, and openness in the 21st century.

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Alliance of Baptists Apr 30th, 2014

Priorities for a Faithful Federal Budget: Acting with Mercy and Justice as One Nation under God

This statement was written and has been endorsed by multiple bodies of faith, including the Alliance of Baptists (Austin, TX, 4/14/12). It is a proposal, founded in scripture and tradition, to national leaders to "act with mercy and justice by serving the common good, robustly funding support for poor and vulnerable people, both at home and abroad, and exercising proper care and keeping of the earth."