Loving God By Loving Creation
What’s it like working at a Christian environmental organization?
I get asked that a bunch because of the perceived divide between churchgoers and climate activists.
📈 A 2010 study found that only 6% of American adults said that their religious beliefs influenced their thoughts on environmental protection laws. ⛪️ It also found that the religiously unaffiliated showed the greatest concern for climate change.
But in my view, it’s all about relationship. Our relationship with the Earth reflects our relationship with the Divine. 🌎 I think my faith informs the importance of needing to care for the Earth, and I find that doing so enriched my spiritual life.
After all, everything about nature highlights how God is all about life, thriving, abundance, and diversity. Seeing the interconnected parts of an ecosystem reinforce the idea that everything is connected, and that there’s nothing created without purpose. Even opossums.
Outside the United States, people of faith find their relationship with nature much more integrated with their relationship with God and I’ve learned a lot from working with them.
My newest #grassrootspodcast episode is on the crossroads of faith and sustainability. Whether you share these same beliefs or you’re just curious about how I and @plantwpurpose see them fitting together, do check out that link in my bio. Or better yet, subscribe!
This episode features:
👨🏻💻Author Matthew Sleeth
🙋🏼♀️Contemplative Spirituality Teacher Phileena Heurtz
🤵🏼Pastor Tim Beuchsel
👨🏽🌾👨🏿🌾 Plant With Purpose Directors Tui & Noe