Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day - The Environment

Today, bloggers from around the world are writing on the environment.

In honor of this, I posted a video from YouTube of a famous Public Service Announcement from the 1970s. I can remember seeing the ad on TV of the "crying Native American" (portrayed by Iron Eyes Cody) with trash strewn about the land and the tear in his eye. It made a real impression on me. We still need to act today!

Here is a wonderful study on creation...

A Catechism of Creation: An Episcopal Understanding

prepared for study in congregations
by the The Committee on Science, Technology and Faith of the Episcopal Church

Through Christ all things were made. “A Catechism of Creation” helps us to think about what that means. It is written in question-and-answer format, like the Prayer Book’s Catechism (pp. 843-862). Part I builds upon the Bible’s basic doctrine of creation. Part II outlines the modern scientific worldview, including the Big Bang and the evolution of life. Part III presents the biblical roots for environmental care. Each section’s bibliography encourages further study of science, technology and Christian faith.

You can find it here:

Certainly, An Inconvenient Truth reminds us that we need to act today to stop the consequences of climate change with global warming.

Here's what our congregation is doing, check it out here.

Prayer for the stewardship of creation:

O merciful Creator, your hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every living creature: Make us always thankful for your loving providence; and grant that we, remembering the account that we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of your good gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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