Since 2001 the Eco-Spirituality group has been engaged in promoting the cause of ecology and its relationship to spirituality at SFBC and the larger community. With the help of Earth Ministry we formally launched our group, sponsoring a study within our congregation based on the book "Simpler Living Compassionate Life - a Christian perspective". In 2005 we led the congregation in signing The Earth Charter and we became one of Earth Ministry's Greening Congregations. In 2007 we were one of the houses of faith hosting the Interfaith Creation Festival with workshops, music and worship highlighting our responsibilities as people of diverse faiths and citizens of the earth. We are a group of volunteers committed to learning, education and appropriate action as people of faith called to be in harmony with planet earth and all creation.
Eco-Spirituality Mission Statement
We are called to open our eyes to the profound mystery of God's creation and to envision for ourselves and others a new world in which nature is reclaimed, nurtured, and celebrated for future generations. We pledge ourselves to seek and follow ways to live lightly, showing love and respect for this precious earth, our home.
Mark your calendar for upcoming Eco-Spirituality events.
You can also check the church's calendar for other topics of interest, dates, time, locations for upcoming weeks beyond the specific Eco-Spirituality events.
No Eco-Spirituality events are scheduled for the next 30-days.
- Reading and sharing books such as Salmon without Rivers, Natural Capitalism, and Plan B 2.0.
- Acting as Creek Stewards for the restoration of Thornton Creek.
- Sponsoring movies such as An Inconvenient Truth, The Next Industrial Revolution - (worker friendly, earth friendly and sustainable designs featuring visionaries such as Buckminster Fuller), Thirst, etc.
- Genesis Covenant at the Song of HOPE (Healing our Plant Earth) National Conference in Seattle - Spring 2008
At Seattle First Baptist: Partners in Peacemaking, the Unknown Locator Undoing Racism Group.
Earth Ministry: www.EarthMinistry.org - Religiously rooted non-profit that advocates and educates regarding the environment and the role of people of faith in caring for all of creation.
Earth Charter USA: EarthCharterInAction.org - The Earth Charter is a widely recognized, global consensus statement on ethics and values for a sustainable future.
Genesis Covenant: Genesis.eds.edu - Challenge to global warming offered to all people of faith offered by Bishop Charleston and supported by the national Episcopal Church.