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From evangelicals to Episcopalians, people of faith are mobilizing to confront climate change. This unique anthology brings together stories from all over North America of contemporary church leaders, parishioners, and religious activists who are working to define a new environmental movement, where honoring the Creator means protecting the planet.
Sacred Acts documents the diverse actions taken by churches to address climate change through stewardship, advocacy, spirituality, and justice. Contributions from leading Christian voices such as Norman Wirzba and the Reverend Canon Sally Bingham detail the work of faith communities:
*Englewood Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, where parishioners have enhanced food security by sharing canning and food preservation skills in the church kitchen
*Georgia's Interfaith Power & Light, which has used federal stimulus funds help congregations, reduce utility bills, and cut carbon emissions
*Earth Ministry, where people of faith spearheaded the movement to pass state legislation to make Washington State coal-free
Sacred Acts shows that churches can play a critical role in confronting climate change—perhaps the greatest moral imperative of our time. This timely collection will inspire individuals and congregations to act in good faith to help protect Earth's climate.
Mallory McDuff teaches environmental education at Warren Wilson College, a unique liberal arts school that combines academics with work and service. A lifelong Episcopalian, she was raised in a family that integrated faith and environmental stewardship. She is the author of Natural Saints.
For the past two decades, political and religious debate over the impact of climate change has produced calls to action from religious groups that believe that good stewardship of God s creation is a vital part of a life of faith. In this useful and engaging collection, McDuff (Natural Saints) gathers 12 essays that explore four strategies for religious action to address climate change: stewardship, spirituality, advocacy, and justice. For example, Arkansas farmer Ragan Sutterfield highlights the work of churches that engage in the coproduction of food through gardening, canning, raising and butchering livestock, and cooking meals for the community. Episcopal Canon Sally Bingham points to the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston, Ill., as an example of a religious community that intentionally designed its building to adhere to the Jewish principle do not destroy or waste, becoming the first religious congregation in the world to receive platinum the highest level certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. McDuff s collection represents a passionate act of communion in a prophetic movement that seeks to address climate change through love and justice.