Why do we care about creation? How do we ground creation care in our spiritual life? And how do we help others in our churches see creation care as part of our mission?
In the morning, we’ll start by hearing about some aspects of creation care theology, then move on to workshops on some spiritual practices (prayer, pilgrimage, and sabbath) that can help us appreciate God’s gift of creation and deepen our faith as we care for it.
In the afternoon session, we’ll look in greater depth at one of the key questions facing many of us in our churches: in many churches there are people passionate about creation care. But how do we speak to more than a small group?
Drawing on theology and on communications work by Climate Outreach and others, we’ll explore ways of speaking and taking action that help to engage communities and talk in groups about our own churches’ mission needs and priorities, and where creation care might fit.