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Earth Ministry | Article, Bible Study, Book, Discussion Guide, Essays, Statements Apr 22nd, 2017

Greening Congregations Handbook: Stories, Ideas, and Resources for Cultivating Creation Awareness and Care in Your Congregation

The 225-page Greening Congregations Handbook is a “tool box” for all who want to foster creation awareness and care in their congregations. It helps readers actively respond to the question, “Why should people of faith care for creation?” It is available by calling the Earth Ministry office at (206) 632-2426 to order.

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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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Cody Sanders and Angela Yarber | Book Nov 18th, 2015

Microaggressions in Ministry: Confronting the Hidden Violence of Everyday Church

(This is a link to the book which can be purchased through the AllianceConnect bookstore.) Subtle slights, insults, and indignities expressed to persons of varied minority statuses, although usually unintentional, occur on a regular basis in education, the workplace, and daily life. This is the first book that addresses the concept of microaggressions in ministry and church life. Drawing from their background as ordained clergy, Sanders and Yarber introduce ministry leaders to the concept of microaggressions and look specifically at microaggressions directed at race, gender, and sexuality in the church. Sanders and Yarber help readers become more aware of these subtle and often unconscious communications, offering realistic examples and guidance for grappling with this issue in preaching, religious education, worship, spirituality, and pastoral care and counseling. Microaggressions in Ministry equips congregations with methods for assessment and tools for action that will ultimately help create stronger, mo

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CROSS-CULTURALITY IN FORMATION AND SUPERVISION

Reflective Practice: Formation & Supervision in Ministry An Annual Journal Expanding, Promoting and Understanding Theory and Practice in Spiritual Direction, CPE Supervision, Pastoral Counseling and Theological Field Education Expand your theory and practice in spiritual direction, CPE Supervision, pastoral counseling, and theological field education by reading our annual journal, Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry. Our annual journal contains information from Spiritual Directors, CPE Supervisors, Pastoral Counselors, and Theological Field Education Directors. Our goal is to enrich and expand our understanding and practice of supervision and training in ministry by including new participants and perspectives in our critical reflection on this work. This issue addresses: Responding to difference. Situations of difference challenging Formation and Supervision. Challenges and perspectives on education for ministry.