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Art Nicol | Art, Article, Book, Discussion Guide, Presentation, Reflections, Website Aug 6th, 2017

The ABCs of Love for Health, Justice and Liberty for All Life: Our Heart’s Wisdom Points Us Beyond Personal Violence & Planetary Exploitation

A draft of The ABCs of Love for Health, Justice and Liberty for All Life: Our Heart’s Wisdom Points Us Beyond Personal Violence & Planetary Exploitation is posted at www.freedomwise.com. I seek others to enhance its content and presentation in print and other media because this material will be most completely helpful when produced collaboratively. The material promotes dialogue among people of all paths of faith in overcoming the obstacles that fear has fabricated as false yet persuasive excuses for not sharing the power of divine love as Jesus shared it -- without reservation and extended to everyone. The ABCs of love liberate our hearts and minds from learned fears to allow us to discover within us the native gifts and power with which we are each endowed by our Creator and to share these gifts and power within bonds of trust beyond the ego's learned barriers of mistrust.

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Larry L. Rasmussen | Book May 17th, 2017

Earth Community, Earth Ethics

[Note: This book is available for sale in the AllianceConnect bookstore.] This acclaimed book provides a comprehensive approach to issues of social cohesion and ecological concern, synthesizing insights from religion, ethics, and environmental science in a single vision for creating a sustainable community of the Earth. With environmental ethics as its primary focus, Larry Rasmussen brings together insights from diverse sources on the state of the environment -- and what can be done, now, to halt the degradation of life. Larry Rasmussen first scans our global situation and the threats to life posed by the modern world. Next, he turns to the realms of religious faith and human symbolism, gleaning from them the resources for a "conversion to earth" needed for global survival. Finally, Rasmussen offers a constructive ethic, a program of "Earth Action" that can shape a global movement toward sustainable community. For all those concerned with the environment, religion, and society, Earth Community, Earth Ethic

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Creation Justice Ministries | Article, Bible Study, Case Studies, Discussion Guide, Hymns, Liturgies, Music, Prayers, Reflections, Video, Website Apr 19th, 2017

Environmental Justice with Indigenous Peoples

Each year, Creation Justice Ministries offers a resource to help Christian communities pray, learn, and act on a certain issue, chosen by Creation Justice Ministries' board. Our 2017 resource explores the impact the Doctrine of Discovery has had on U.S. history and theology, as well as our relationships with God's creation and one another. It also includes information about tribal sovereignty, sacred places, and consumer choices. The resource can be useful for observing Earth Day Sunday on the Sunday closest to Earth Day (April 22), the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1, or the Sunday closest to Indigenous Peoples Day/Columbus Day in October. Find sermon preparation resources, hymn suggestions, Christian education ideas, action opportunities, and more. Download it today at www.creationjustice.org/indigenous, and remember you can find a host of other Christian education resources released in previous years at www.creationjustice.org/educational-resources.

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Traci Blackmon, John Dorhauer, Davita D. McCallister, John Paddock, Stephen G. Ray, Jr. | Case Studies, Discussion Guide, Reflections Dec 12th, 2016

White Privilege: Let's Talk, A Resource for Transformational Dialogue

A curriculum developed as part of an ongoing conversation that is a concerted effort to enable allies to see with new eyes how privilege works. It aims to illuminate how white people in America, at every economic stratum and in a myriad of ways, receive privileged consideration simply because they are white. It offers the promise and the possibility that those who commit to engaging in this dialogue can develop higher degrees of awareness of privilege and its consequences. It is presented in the hope that such awareness, both in the individuals who participate in the curriculum and in the larger communities of which they are a part, will lead to more sophisticated and more impactful commitments to reducing the ongoing impact of white privilege as a means of distributing wealth and power.