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G3: Go Green With God

Why we go green

  • God is involved in the ongoing creation of the universe and of our home, Earth.
  • God creates and calls it good and dwells in the whole creation.
  • God appoints humans to be hands-on caretakers of God’s creation.
  • Human life is dependent upon the health of the whole creation; we are Earth creatures.
  • The Earth is under a great deal of stress due to our broken relationship with creation.
  • Humans need to find a new way to live in harmony with the Earth in order for the Earth to heal and thrive.

Key principles and commitments:

 

  • Caring for creation is a joy, a gift, and a responsibility. We will act from a place of gratitude and vocation rather than fear or guilt.
  • Going green is an ongoing process of learning and acting. We will call upon people who have expertise to help us make smart decisions that are good for the Earth.


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The Green Bible

The Green Bible helps us see that God is green and equips us to care for and protect God's creation.
It features:

  • Green-Letter Edition: Verses and passages that speak to God's care for creation highlighted in green
  • Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Essays by Brian McLaren, Cal DeWitt, Barbara Brown Taylor, Pope John Paul II, Ellen Davis,  N. T. Wright, Ellen Bernstein, Matthew Sleeth, James Jones, and Gordon Aeschliman
  • Inspirational quotes from Christian teachings throughout the ages
  • A green Bible topical index
  • A personal green Bible trail study guide
  • An appendix with information on further reading, how to get involved, and practical steps to take
  • Recycled paper, using soy-based ink with a cotton/linen cover

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Materials created and compiled by Trinity member Eric Jackson