Inspiration & Worship

Reflect & Communicate

Eco-Justice Ministries, a collection of theological essays, liturgical and worship resources, and helpful guides to going green in your church.

Earth As Our Home, by the Catholic Sisters for a Healthy Earth, is a wonderfully reflective guide for thinking about the Earth as our home. Using the various rooms of a home, they personalize the relationship between us and the environment we live in. This booklet makes manifest the Greek root of the word "ecology" as the logic of the home.

Talking Points for Faith Leaders, the national IPL office has created a document to help faith leaders to talk concisely about climate change from a moral and religious perspective. It contains great short summaries that are also good for starting larger discussions within your own faith community about how your theology, worship, education, and outreach mission apply to climate change.

Celebrate & WorshipEarth Sabbath

Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2017: Order of Service (pdf)

Church of the Crossroads, 2014: Order of Service (pdf)

Church of the Crossroads, 2017: Order of Service (pdf)

Eco-Justice Ministries: Earth Sabbath Resources (pdf)

Lenten Carbon Fast

2019 HIPL Lenten calendar: ways you and your congregation can use this season of reflection to reduce your carbon footprint.

Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast. A great website with daily meditations and advice to help you with your carbon fast, updated each year. Also on Facebook.

25 Simple Steps from Iowa IPL. Also check out our own HIPL 25 Things webpage for more tips and advice.

Season of Creation. For Christians around the globe, the month of September to early October is celebrated as a time to pray and take action to care for the Creation. Pope Francis has started a new tradition, including the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Sept 1st each year. Be inspired and take action in this season!

Advent Study Guide. This is a study and action guide for children and adults for the advent season prior to Christmas, put together by Georgia Interfaith Power & Light. There is a short lesson for each week of Advent and Christmas Eve on the environmental impacts of fossil fuel energy use (mainly coal) and a call to change out incandescent bulbs to CFLs.

The 12 Days of Low Carbon Christmas, 12 things we can do as individuals and households to reduce our energy use during the holidays!

Hanukkah Study Guide. This is a study and action guide for Jewish congregations celebrating the season of Hanukkah, also put together by Georgia Interfaith Power & Light. Lessons focus on how conserving energy reduces air, land, and water pollution and secures a brighter future for everyone.

Powering Down is a comprehensive program of worship and study for the Christian season of Lent, created by Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light. This program includes lessons for youth, sermons, suggestions on how to reduce electricity use, and suggested resources to nurture our connection to all of Creation.

The Green Khutbah Campaign aims to mobilize Muslims to become responsible stewards of the environment by caring for all of God's creations. For 2018, the Green Khutbah will coincide with the Parliament of the World Religions in November.

Religious Resources

Amber Links Faith Focus, listing of a variety of religious responses to global warming.

Global Catholic Climate Movement

Creation Justice Ministries (formerly National Council of Churches Eco-Justice program)

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life

Eco-Justice Ministries

Evangelical Environmental Network

Green Faith, great resources for greening congregations.

Jewish Climate Initiative

Interfaith Coalition on Energy, with great resources for churches on energy conservation

Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences

National Climate Ethics Campaign, emphasizing and promoting our moral responsibility to address climate change.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Environmental Stewardship and Conservation page.