s awareness of environmental problems has grown, communities of faith have responded through ideas and action.
Denominational declarations have established theological and moral foundations of thought. Scholars have drawn upon scripture and tradition and engaged today’s scientific insights, deepening our understanding of the whole world as God’s creation. In worship and education, through prayer, music, sermons, and study, people have discerned ecological responsibility and skills for sustainable living.
Religious Americans have added a moral voice to debates on public policy; linked projects for social justice, health, and ecological well-being; protected and restored streams, prairies, and forests; eased creation’s burden through preservation and conservation. In so doing, they bring new life to faith and healing to the world.