Educational Resources

 

Like webinars?

Find a three-part Hoosier IPL webinar on faith and environmental responsibility, called "The Spirit Is Willing, and We Are Not Faint" here.

Hoosier IPL’s sister organization GreenFaith offers free webinars on a variety of important subjects from the environmental teachings of JewsMuslims, and Hindus to Catholic perspectives on divestment to energy conservation to how to become a certified GreenFaith congregation. For many more, go to GreenFaith.org and search on “webinar.” 

To find hour-long webinars highlighting the eco-teachings of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism, as well as two webinars on Pope Francis's encyclical and multifaith responses to it, go here

Want to know why it's so important? Pope Francis's Encyclical Laudato Si': On the Care of Our Common HomeLaudato_Si

In an introduction and six chapters, the pope lays out his case for appealing to all the world’s people, and especially to the political powers, to act with generosity, concord, and speed to address our common future.

For a complete copy of the encyclical, go here.

Here are some resources for studying, sharing, and supporting the encyclical:

Lent 4.5

Want a Lenten Resource you can actually use any time?

The Lent 4.5 faith formation program, developed by the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center in Louisville, KY, is a perfect tool to help congregations reflect during Lent--or any time--on caring for creation, our common home. Lent 4.5 includes weekly bulletin inserts that focus on specific environmental and justice concerns, small-group discussion course books, and further resources to implement the program in churches and Christian schools. More information at www.lent45.orginfo@earthandspiritcenter.org, or 502-452-2749. Mention “IPL” and receive a 10% discount on your order.

Want a Bible Study book, complete with Leader Guide?

Check out biblical scholar Patricia K. Tull's Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis.  

Want lots of choices?

Eco-Justice Ministries provides a list of many, many ecological curricula for all age groups, along with reviews. This page offers ways to search, and this page lists them all. 

Not necessarily religious, but...

The EPA's Environmental Education page provides many interesting resources and curricula related to environmental education for kids. 

Want more? General Creation Care Curricula