Love God Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment by the Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham brings together 21 highly regarded spiritual leaders from diverse faiths to make the case for environmental stewardship and show how their faith communities are tackling the issue of religion and environment.
Claiming Earth as Common Ground by Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener gathers insights from ecology coalitions, emerging theologies, and spiritual and environmental activists to outline the shared values of our faith traditions that drive our commitment to care for the earth. Acknowledging the challenges in working together to implement positive change, they present steps—both big and small, for individuals and groups—for reversing our direction from consumption to sustainability.
Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth by Mallory McDuff shares the stories and strategies of people of faith who are working to create a clean, safe, and just environment for all. McDuff highlights eight key ministries: protecting human dignity, feeding the hungry, creating sacred spaces, responding to natural disasters, promoting justice, making a pilgrimage, educating youth, and bearing witness.
Greening Congregations Handbook: Stories, Ideas, and Resources for Cultivating Creation Awareness and Care in Your Congregation, edited by Tanya Marcovna Barnett, is a 225 page handbook from Earth Ministry community outreach, and denominational, ecumenical and interfaith partnerships.for all who want to foster creation awareness and care in their congregations. It helps congregations develop an enduring, creation-honoring focus within all dimensions of congregational life, including worship and education, facilities and institutional life.
Freedom of Simplicity by Richard J. Foster articulates a creative, more human style of living and points the way for Christians to make their lives "models of simplicity." Foster provides a way to rethink our priorities and to "seek first God's kingdom and his righteousness." He shows us how to live in harmony with the rich complexity of life while stressing the relation of simplicity to prayer, solitude, and all the Christian Disciplines.
Seven Songs of Creation: Liturgies for Celebrating and Healing Earth, edited by Norman C. Habel, is a collection of liturgies for celebrating and healing the earth in worship.
The Earth Bible—5 Volumes is a resource edited by Norman C. Habel. This series includes five volumes that address the perspective of the earth and the earth's story throughout the Bible.
Diet for a Hot Planet by Anna Lappé plunges into the heart of this era’s newest food fight with a simple message: if we are serious about addressing climate change, we have to talk about food.
Theology for Earth Community: A Field Guide, edited by Dieter T. Hessel, brings together original essays that assess what various theologians have to contribute to an ecologically-alert theology and draw implications for reshaping both religious and environmental studies and preparing the next generations of church leaders.
Christianity and Ecology: Seeking the Well-being of Earth and Humans, edited by Dieter T. Hessel and Rosemary Radford Ruether, asks what the Christian tradition can contribute to the struggle to secure the future well-being of the earth community? The authors explore problematic themes that contribute to ecological neglect or abuse and offer constructive insight into and responsive imperatives for ecologically just and socially responsible living.
Preaching Creation Throughout the Church Year by Jennifer M. Phillips is is a handy desk reference that offers a scriptural-based starting point in planning sermons, Sunday School lessons, and more around passages from the Bible. Episcopalian and Anglican clergy and lay leaders are the book’s primary intended audience (since it is organized around the lectionary calendar), but it can be useful and inspirational for any people of faith.
Earth and Word: Classic Sermons on Saving the Planet, edited by David Rhoads, gathers the voices of many environmentalists, theologians, preachers, and activists in a collection of compelling and provocative sermons from such influential figures as Wendell Berry, Thomas Berry, John Cobb, William Slone Coffin, Bill McKibben, Sallie McFague, Joseph Sittler, and Barbara Brown Taylor. In each of these sermons, the authors explore the deep relationship between thinking religiously and thinking ecologically.