Spirituality & Wilderness
Online Resources

Web of Creation Wilderness Advocacy
http://www.webofcreation.org/green-congregation-program/advocacy/111-wilderness-project
SUWA’s Clayton Daughenbaugh provides a resource discussing wilderness and related advocacy from a Christian perspective.

The Berkana Institute
http://www.berkana.org/
A public foundation connecting life-affirming leaders around the world.  Berkana initiatives include issues of justice, democracy, health, hunger, and the environment.  Resources include the “Berkana Exchange” and advice on “the Art of Hosting”.

Conversation Café
http://www.conversationcafe.org/
A method to encourage positive atmospheres for conversation.  It is sponsored by the New Road Map Foundation and is based on the belief that diverse, intelligent, peaceful dialogues can have big results.

Earth Ministry
http://www.earthministry.org/
"To inspire and mobilize the Christian Community to play a leadership role in building a just and sustainable future."

Eco-Justice Program, National Council of Churces of Christ (Land and Wilderness page)
http://nccecojustice.org/
"The Eco-Justice Program office of the National Council of Churches works in cooperation with the NCC Eco-Justice Working Group to provide an opportunity for the national bodies of member Protestant and Orthodox denominations to work together to protect and restore God's Creation."

The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale
http://fore.research.yale.edu/
"The Forum on Religion and Ecology is the largest international multireligious project of its kind. With its conferences, publications, and website it is engaged in exploring religious worldviews, texts, and ethics in order to broaden understanding of the complex nature of current environmental concerns.The Forum recognizes that religions need to be in dialogue with other disciplines (e.g., science, ethics, economics, education, public policy, gender) in seeking comprehensive solutions to both global and local environmental problems."

Friends Wilderness Center
http://www.friendswilderness.org/
"The Friends Wilderness Center was founded over 25 years ago to provide a place and events to help people come out into the wilderness to meditate and to feed their spirituality through experiencing a rustic natural environment."

National Religious Partnership for the Environment
http://www.nrpe.org/
"The National Religious Partnership for the Environment is a formal alliance of major faith groups and denominations across the spectrum of Jewish and Christian communities and organizations in the United States. The Partnership is integrating care for God's creation throughout religious life: theology, worship, social teaching, education, congregational life, and public policy initiatives. And we seek to provide inspiration, moral vision, and commitment to social justice for all efforts to protect the natural world and human well-being within it."

Partnership for Earth Spirituality
http://www.earthspirituality.org/
"A non-profit membership organization which brings together people from various religious traditions, ages, cultures, and economic backgrounds to promote a better understanding of the interdependence of ecology and spirituality."

Religion and Environment Initiative
http://rei.uchicago.edu/
A community committed to exploring relationships between the environment and religion, educating people of faith, and promoting an interfaith commitment to positive environmental values and practices.

The World Café
http://www.theworldcafe.com/
An active resource born in 1995 out of extended conversation by a group called the Intellectual Capital Pioneers.  It is used today by hundreds of groups as a method of fostering dialogue and understanding.  Its core components act as a template for building conversation into living principles.


 

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