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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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H. Stephen Shoemaker | Book Nov 17th, 2016

Jesus Stories: Traveling Toward Testimony

This is a link to a new book by Steve Shoemaker that can be purchased through the Alliance of Baptists' Amazon book store. Join pastor, scholar, and author Steve Shoemaker on a quest searching for the Jesus who is searching for us. You may have heard of the "historical Jesus," the figure who lived in first-century CE Galilee as best as we can reconstruct. And you undoubtedly know the more-than-historical Jesus who is in search of us, alive to us in the Spirit of God. This vital volume ushers today's disciples on a journey that moves from history into testimony seeking the man Jesus in order to embrace the savior we call the Risen Christ. There is history here. There is the author's personal testimony as well, a story of faith and experience. And there is an invitation to piece out of that history and story your own testimony, your own story of how you have come to recognize the historic Jesus at work in your life and faith.

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Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate: Christian Education Resource

The "Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate" resource was written by an ecumenical team that included Alliance of Baptists leader, Rev. Sarah Macias. The resource covers issues such as sustainability and food justice. 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). An additional opportune moment to use this resource would be September 1, recognized by Orthodox and Catholic communions as the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation.

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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.