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“A Life of Grace for the Whole World:” Free Curriculum on Earth Care Features Forward from Bishop Ely

3/2/2016

12798853 896506317137133 104037352919144908 nA new curriculum has been made available that explores the theology at the heart of environmental crises and guides Christians in developing a practical response. Bishop Ely, who raised the funds for this project from several sources, recommends it wholeheartedly: “It is a deep and thorough exploration of our pastoral teaching, yet it is presented in a way that makes it easy to use in parish setting or on weekend retreats. In the curriculum’s forward, Bishop Ely writes, “The teaching we produced invites the Church to recognize the salvation of all creation as the work of Christ in the world. It presses us to recognize that because we are called to live in Christ and with Christ, we in turn seek to live ‘a life of grace for the whole world.’ It encourages the church to respond in terms that have always been central to its Christian faith and life: repentance, worship, redemption, salvation, obedience and holiness. This is important, for it is calling the church to be faithful to itself.” The curriculum can be downloaded free of charge until July 1, 2016.  

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