"And the LORD God took the human and set him down in the garden of Eden to till it and watch it."
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.
WATCH & LEARN
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.
"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."
"It's all about preventing you from looking where the action really is, which is in the science."
-Naomi Oreskes, "Merchants of Doubt"
"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
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
"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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