How Can I Care for Creation?

A Little Book of Guidance

Stephanie McDyre Johnson

Nov/2019, 90 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5 x 7

ISBN-13: 9781640652088

$8.95

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From Earth Day in the 1970s to the present day, the Church has been a moral and ethical voice in encouraging a deep relationship between love of God and love of the earth. As climate change becomes an even more pressing issue and localized environmental injustices increase, the Church stands at the forefront of this conversation. Stephanie Johnson provides readers with tools to be inspired and empowered to make care of God's earth central to their lives.

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Stephanie McDyre Johnson is the chair of the Episcopal Church's Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation and Environmental Racism. An environmental planner and educator for nearly twenty years prior to her ordination, she is on the Leadership Circle of Blessed Tomorrow, a faith-based ecumenical group working on faith-based responses to climate change in collaboration with Eco America and the Advisory Board of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Seminary. She is the rector of St. Paul's Church in Riverside, Connecticut.

Introduction
Chapter 1: What Does the Bible Say?
Chapter 2: Our Separation from God, Nature, and Each Other
Chapter 3: A Short Primer on Eco-Theology
Chapter 4: The Episcopal Church in Caring for Creation
Chapter 5: What Can One Person Do?
Chapter 6: How Can I Green My Congregation?
A Few Final Thoughts
A Mini-Retreat for Eco-Ministry
Resources for Creation Care

"I loved her book for making me ponder, 'How would Jesus approach climate justice?' Prayerful and rational, this is absolutely the book the church needs now. Stephanie's reflections are deeply rooted in Episcopal prayer book identity – while being fully awake to social justice challenges of our time."
––Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care
for The Episcopal Church

"Here is a superb blueprint for religious communities to embrace creation care both theologically and practically. It provides an indispensable guide that deserves to be widely read and distributed in parishes across the country."
––Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

"Stephanie's thoughtfully crafted words highlight our individual and collective responsibility to continue to locate ourselves in that narrative, thus offering care to that which has been put in our care. This book is a must read, particularly in our present climate."
––The Rt. Rev. David Rice, the Diocese of San Joaquin

"Stephanie Johnson has made a significant contribution to the Church's ecological witness. This deeply personal book is rich with theological depth, concrete suggestions, compelling examples, and–perhaps most importantly–hope."
–– Andrew R. H. Thompson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics for The School of Theology at The University of the South

“I loved her book for making me ponder, ‘How would Jesus approach climate justice?’ Prayerful and rational, this is absolutely the book the church needs now. Stephanie’s reflections are deeply rooted in Episcopal prayer book identity – while being fully awake to social justice challenges of our time.”

 ––Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care

for The Episcopal Church

$8.95

Keywords

  • Environment
  • climate change
  • care of creation
  • sustainability

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