Church, Creation, and the Common Good

Guidance in an Age of Climate Crisis

Ragan Sutterfield and Emily Sutterfield

Sep/2018, 80 Pages, PAPER, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9781640651111

• A youth and adult study
• Engages participants in how we should now live into this time of climate change crisis

It is hard to be hopeful in the face of climate crisis. The problem is on a scale difficult for us to understand. Actions needed to address the crisis require a radical change in way of life. Does the Church have anything unique to offer? Is there something in our life of community, worship, and prayer that suggests a different way through this time?

Church, Creation, and the Common Good is a program resource offering a hopeful answer to these challenges. Through scripture, tradition, and Christian practice, it guides church communities into deeper understanding of their role as the Church in the world and how they might be communities for the common good in this time. This curricular resource is sure to foster rich conversations and provide a path toward love of all creation and our particular places as we face the climate crisis together.

Audience: Congregations: adults, youth, young adults; schools/; Episcopal, seminaries, colleges; environmentalists: Ekklesia Project

Ragan Sutterfield, is an ordained Episcopal priest serving in his native Arkansas. His writing has appeared in a variety of magazines including The Christian Century, Sojourners, Christianity Today, and Books & Culture. A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary.

Emily Sutterfield, is curriculum developer with a background in sustainable development. She worked for many years teaching and developing Heifer International’s “Global Village” and “Heifer Village” education programs. She has a master’s degree from the School for International Training.

Session 1: Ecclesia, Part 1
Session 2: Ecclesia, Part 2
Session 3: Ecology, Part 1
Session 4: Ecology, Part 2
Session 5: Economy, Part 1
Session 6: Economy, Part 2
Appendix A: Scripture and Prayer
Appendix B: Prayers of the People
Appendix C: Case Studies
Appendix D: Key Facts About Climate Change
Appendix E: Climate Change Resources


  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Creation

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