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1999 NCC News Archives

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Following are resources on environmental justice, all available through NCC/Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515; Phone: 1-800-297-1516 or (219) 264-3102, fax (219) 262-0966 or e-mail cws@ncccusa.org 

"The Earth is the Lord's: Caring for God's Creation" …
… A five-part study unit for vacation Bible school, weekly Sunday school, or summer camp programs designed to strengthen students' sense of identity as stewards of the gifts of God. Free. (EJ 9635)

"Environmental Justice Resources: National Council of the Churches of Christ" …
… A comprehensive listing of the resources produced by the Eco-Justice Working Group of the NCCC and its participating denominations. Free. (EJ 9705)

"Your Health and the Environment: A Christian Perspective" …
… A 13-session study/action guide for congregations by Shantilal P. Bhagat that explores the impact of environment on human health. 1-999 copies--$5/ea.; 1000-1999 copies--$4.90/ea.;2000+ copies--$4.50/ea. (EJ 9780)

"Sustainability in agriculture: Challenge for the church" …
… a study paper prepared to stimulate discussion in the church, with questions for thought and discussion. $1/ea. (EJ 6535)

"Environmental Justice: Faithful Witness on Today's Issues" …
… in-church study guides and General Conference (UMC) resolutions on topics ranging from "Nuclear Safety in the U.S." to "Use of Reclaimed Paper." $1.50/ea. (EJ 6565)

"Consultation with Native Leaders on Environmental Justice and Survival" …
… produced by the Morning Star Foundation for the Department of Environmental Justice and Survival of the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, this report summarizes the proceedings and recommendations made by tribal and church leaders during a consultation in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. $2.50/ea. (EJ 6550)

"Creation's Caretakers" …
… a 26-minute video that explores the theological grounds for the religious community's advocacy on eco-justice for family farms, rural communities and the environment. Produced by the United Methodist Church. $25/ea. (EJ 6505)

"Healing and Defending God's Creation" …
… Suitable-for-framing covenant that can be signed and displayed by congregations participating in the Environmental Justice Covenant Congregation Program. $.50/ea. (EJ 1005)

"FOR: Our Children" ("Protecting creation from poison") …
… Short program video produced by the Eco-Justice Working Group of the NCCC, with accompanying study guide that's a resource for discussion and a stimulus to action. $25 w/study guide; extra study guides $3/ea. (EJ 6520)

Climate Change Strategy Packet …
… Contains materials and suggestions for working on this urgent issue. For use in 1998-99, produced by the Eco-Justice Working Group of the NCC. $1/packet (EJ 9800)

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