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Gospel Justice
#creationcare

"And the LORD God took the human and set him down in the garden of Eden to till it and watch it."

Genesis 2:15

UN Climate Conference

 

Follow Spark's participation at the 2021 United Nations Climate Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

As humanity faces the daunting existential challenge of anthropogenic climate change, we see in our tradition the mandate to serve, care, guard, and protect the "garden" in which humanity was placed.

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Download the UN Environmental eBook, Faith For Earth: A Call For Action, which explains "the essential, unshakeable reverence that all religions have for creation and nature, and provides an introduction to the world’s major life support systems." (from the Introduction)

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Download The Creation Care Table

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LISTEN

 

WATCH & LEARN

Our worsening ecological crisis is wreaking havoc all over the world and is increasingly threatening the viability of life on this planet. But while this continued degradation of pollution and extraction is advanced through political policies and social practices, the root problem is truly a philosophical and spiritual deficiency. At the core are the beliefs that humans are separate from nature, that we are to have “dominion” over the world, that all of nature is a commodity to be used, and that the world is not as important as the afterlife, the metaphysical destination of “heaven.” What is most astonishingly tragic is that this view of faith is antithetical to what is actually taught in the biblical texts. In this conversation, we will exhort all of us to think better about our understandings, interpretations, and behaviors that stem from the Bible, a text and tradition that advanced stewardship and care of the land as fundamental to our existence and thriving.

 

In this conversation, we interrogate Evangelical’s historical relationship with the environment and present reputation in the culture regarding ecological care. We will better understand what perspectives, theologies, and experiences inform Evangelical engagement, and consider a wholistic way of thinking about Christianity and the Environment.

 

Katharine Hayhoe TED talk

"If you don't know what the values are that someone has, have a conversation, get to know them, figure out what makes them tick. And then once we have, all we have to do is connect the dots between the values they already have and why they would care about a changing climate. I truly believe, after thousands of conversations that I've had over the past decade and more, that just about every single person in the world already has the values they need to care about a changing climate. They just haven't connected the dots. And that's what we can do through our conversation with them."

-Katharine Hayhoe


"It's all about preventing you from looking where the action really is, which is in the science."

-Naomi Oreskes, "Merchants of Doubt"
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"From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary event series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change."

 

-Years of Living Dangerously

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Watch a report from one of our partners, Climate Resilience Communities, here on the San Francisco Peninsula:

 

READ & STUDY

Click the book cover below to be taken to Pastor Kevin's Reflections & Notes​

The New Climate War: The Fight To Take Back Our Planet book cover
Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World book cover
All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis book cover
How To Avoid A Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need book cover
A Climate for Change book cover
 A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future book cover
Following Jesus In A Warming World: A Christian Call To Climate Action book cover
Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics For An Age of Crisis book cover
Stewards of Eden: What Scripture Says About The Environment and Why It Matters book cover
The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World book cover
Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist book cover
eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet book cover
Climate Shock book cover
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming book cover
How to Live at the End of the World book cover
The Ministry for the Future book cover
How to Save Our Planet: The Facts book cover
 A Bigger Picture: My Fight To Bring A New African Voice to the Climate Crisis book cover
The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis book cover
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming book cover

 

ARTICLE:

"How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God"

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God

"Conservative groups, funded by fossil fuel magnates, spend approximately one billion dollars every year interfering with public understanding of what is actually happening to our world."

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Our payment processor for all online transactions is Stripe. Spark is participating their Climate Product, a direct allocation of 1.5% of all transactions to their portfolio comprised of companies with missions focused on removing and storing CO2 from the atmosphere. Thank you for partnering with us in our global effort at mitigating anthropogenic climate change.

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