Thanks to all who joined the August 2020 Connections Call to share experiences with and resources on how to keep moving acknowledging the inevitable grief we experience as humans. Listen in on the call (click here) and see below the various readings, next steps, and tools that were referenced during the call.
- Pre-readings for the call:
Lectionary Commentary by Dr. Amy Carr
Miranda Perrone’s 7 Stages of Grief for the Anthropcene
SHARED ON THE CALL
- Readings on the issues of fear, anxiety, and grief:
Pastoral Care and Ecological Devastation: Un-Interpreting the Silence – Robert Saler
– Explore the poetry of Marilyn Nelson, and read about her in this Gather magazine article.
> ecoAmerica’s BlessedTomorrow – webinar with various Faith Leaders 8/13/20 re: Lamentations, grief, fear…
> How to get started in your congregation/in your context: stories from ELCA churches.
> Check out 2 synods who are calling out for fellow churches to commit to a Covenant with Creation: New England Synod and DE/MD Synod
- Start investigating and sharing projects to start with your congregation (no need to be in-person!)
> Explore energy savings options for your entire community- Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), Contact Mission Investment Funds, can your local Interfaith Power & Light help?
> Go with what you have: Pick something to do ASAP from the variety of opportunities listed in the Congregational Self-Organizing Kit and gather with fellow members to see what your church is called to do at this time (don’t forget to recognize steps already taken!)
Resources for Getting out the VOTE:
Recording of IPL’s webinar with the Environmental Voting Project