Resources in Spirituality & Ecology
Anglican Communion Environmental Network provides links to networks and organizations that strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and to sustain and renew the Earth
Free resources for worship, prayer, Earth Day, adult education, Sunday School, and more, are available at these Websites:
Creation Justice Ministries
Supporting a Life of Prayer and Compassionate Action
Center for Action and Contemplation: An educational center grounded in the Christian mystical tradition
Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts: “From the Berkshires to Worcester County, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts is more than 55 vibrant congregations. We are a unique local expression of the Episcopal Church – a faith as old as Christianity but particularly American in its origins. We are focused on Jesus’ mission of mercy, compassion and hope here and around the world.”
Empty Bell: A contemplative sanctuary for the study and practice of Christian meditation and prayer, directed by Dr. Robert A. Jonas, M.T.S., Ed.D.
Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation nurtures contemplative living and leadership.
Society of St. John the Evangelist: A monastic community of men who seek to know and share an authentic experience of God’s love and mercy. Sermons, essays, and videos available online.
Building a Grassroots Climate Movement
350.org: 350 is the most important number in the world. It’s what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Sign up to participate in climate-focused campaigns, projects and actions led from the bottom-up by people in 188 countries.
Better Future Project: With nodes across Massachusetts, BFP empowers, connects, and activates leaders in the movement to build a better world free from the burning of fossil fuels. BFA created and supports 350MA.org, a statewide network of volunteer climate leaders.
Climate Action Now: A grassroots community organization based in western Massachusetts that is dedicated to public education, organizing and action to stop climate change. Sign up for notification of local events.
Massachusetts Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action: MAICCA “works in our Commonwealth for a just and sustainable climate future. We are a fast-growing network of people rooted in a variety of religious and spiritual traditions. We work for timely, high-impact changes in laws and systems in Massachusetts, while building interfaith leadership and momentum for climate justice.”
New England Regional Environmental Ministries: A loosely affiliated group of Christian environmental activists from throughout New England. If you are interested in joining NEREM’s mailing list, please contact Patti Babcock at firstname.lastname@example.org.