Educational Resources for Creation Care

Speakers and Workshops

Explore how creation care is woven into the Biblical narrative: contact Elin Goulden for a guest speaker or workshop on creation care.

  • Workshop Guide: Overcoming Barriers to Action on Climate Change

This workshop was developed by Toronto Anglican Diane Marshall and United Church minister Geoffrey Wilfong-Pritchard.  A guide to holding this workshop in your parish can be found here.

Resources for Church Schools, Bible Studies and more

A Rocha Canada, a Christian environmental stewardship organization working in conservation, environmental education and sustainable agriculture, offers a range of free downloadable resources for children and adults.

Video suggestions:

  • Global Weirding with Katherine Hayhoe: The Canadian-born (and Christian) climate scientist has teamed up with PBS to create a series of short videos on climate change.
  • The Story of Stuff: These short videos focus on the damage done by our throwaway culture and the opportunities for changing that culture through both personal choices and systemic advocacy.

Book suggestions:

  • Living Ecological Justice: A Biblical Response to the Environmental Crisis, ed. Mischka Lysack & Karri Munn-Venn (2013) Incorporates prayers, reflections & study guide & action ideas. Ideal for parish study groups. Available through Citizens for Public Justice at http://www.cpj.ca/books
  • Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling, and Community, by Leah Kostamo (2013) Tells the story of the establishment of A Rocha Canada and living a theology that takes seriously the issues of poverty, justice and creation care.
  • For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care, by Steven Bouma-Prediger (2001) A thorough exploration of the relationship between Christianity and the natural environment, including in-depth biblical study and ethical reflection.
  • Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, by Ellen F. Davis (2009) A detailed reading of the Hebrew Bible and its emphasis on care for the land, challenging the destructive mindset and practices of the globalized food economy.
  • A Climate for Change: global warming facts for faith-based decisions. Katharine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley (2009) Nobel laureate, scientist wife and pastor husband team up to address Christians regarding the seriousness of climate change and the importance of taking action.
  • An Altar in the Wilderness. Kaleeg Hainsworth (2014) A “spiritual ecology” that draws on Eastern Orthodox spiritual teaching and the experience of the Canadian wilderness to point toward an alternative relationship with the earth.
  • For Earth’s Sake: Toward a Compassionate Ecology. Stephen Bede Scharper (2013) Short articles originally published in the Toronto Star, organized under the themes of revealing, reflecting, and redeeming.
  • The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Berry (2009)