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The spiritual and the environmental: TEC Curriculum available for download

The spiritual and the environmental: TEC Curriculum available for download

Canticle Communications’ Jim Naughton, founder and former editor of Episcopal Cafe, sent this our way – “A Life of Grace,” a curriculum developed by two Episcopal priests and prompted by the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops, is being made available free until July 1 and after that through Church Publishing.

From the press release:

The five-session curriculum was developed by the Rev. Stephanie M. Johnson, former Environmental Stewardship Minister for Province One and currently convener of the New England Regional Environmental Ministries Network and the Rev. Jerry Cappel, Environmental Ministries Network Coordinator for Province IV of the Episcopal Church, in consultation with bishops, clergy and lay leaders from around the church. Each session of the curriculum is devoted to a different section of the bishops’ pastoral teaching, which was approved at their meeting in September 2011.

“The environmental crisis is borne out of poor choices and injustice, but these are spiritual matters as well, “says Rev. Cappel, “Poor stewardship, commercialism and materialism are all rooted in a faulty view of God and God’s work in the world.”

The sections of the curriculum are:  A Time for Repentance and Renewal; A Time for Grace for the Whole Creation; A Time for Justice and Sustainability; A Time to Renew Ancient Practices and A Time to Commit and Act.

The curriculum, and more background on it, can be found at Grace for Creation.

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