St. Luke’s Eco-justice/Creation Care Team

The Eco-justice/Creation Care Team is a newly organizing group of parishioners who put caring for creation into just actions in many ways. This page offers links to a variety of resources for anyone interested in both practical climate action and theological/philosophical foundations for creation care.

“The moral crisis of climate change is an opportunity to find purpose and joy, and to respond to our creator’s charge. Reducing the causes of climate change is essential to the life of faith. It is a way to love our neighbour and to steward the gift of creation…. However we choose to respond, a response is necessary. People of faith have a unique call to address the causes of climate change. As we stand together in our support for the survivors of extreme weather, let us act together in ways that will safeguard our shared gift of creation — and the lives of those who will inherit it from us.” Rt Rev Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion.


Berry, Thomas. The Great Work: Our Way into the Future

Delio, Ilia. The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love

McFague, Sallie. The Body of God: An Ecological Theology

McFague, Sallie. A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

Goodenough, Ursula. The Sacred Depths of Nature

O’Murchu, Diarmuid. Quantum Theology: Spiritual Implications of the New Physics


Episcopal Church USA (ECUSA)

Stewardship of Creation as a core value of the Episcopal Church

Ecumenical and Interfaith

National Religious Partnership for the Environment

Earth Ministry

Creation Justice Ministries

Gaia: an interfaith/indigenous perspectives organization based in London


Jewish wisdom for contemporary times

United Church of Christ’s Eco-Justice Ministries

Pope Francis’s encyclical letter, “On Care for Our Common Home” Laudato si’ 

Presbyterian Church USA’s Affirmation of Creation

Creation-Centered Worship Resources

Environmental organizations with local chapters for local action

Sierra Club’s Portland Climate Action Team (meets at St. Luke’s)

350 Maine Greater Portland

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Portland Chapter

Friends of Casco Bay

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Research, policy, and advocacy

Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale

Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

EPA’s carbon footprint calculator

Global Footprint Network

Post Carbon Institute

Other resources

Chubb Fellowship lecture: Simply too Hot: The Desperate Science and Politics of Climate, October 10, 2017


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