September 25, 2017

Welcome to the Integrity of Creation resources...

There is a sense that the earth is sacred, that God dwells everywhere, that there is no sacred/secular separation, that contact with the land is a primary spiritual experience."

(Clare Pratt, rscj, Former Superior General)

The Integrity of Creation is an important RSCJ priority adopted by the 2008 Chapter of the Society: Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation in Solidarity with Those Who Are Most Vulnerable.

From our contemplation of the Pierced Heart of Jesus in the heart of wounded humanity flows the desire to commit ourselves with greater passion and compassion to justice, peace and the integrity of creation.

Journeying with peoples of different contexts, races, and cultures, and listening profoundly to the joys and suffering of humanity have allowed us to be touched by the poverty, inequality, exclusion, violence, and environmental destruction that are present in today’s world. We recognize with greater clarity the interconnectedness of global realities and the impact that these have on our local situations. We are more aware of the marginalizing effects of globalization and of cultures of dominance and exclusion.

We suffer the pain of our peoples. With them and from this depth, we enter into the Open Heart of Christ. (Chapter 2008 Document)

     The resources submitted by members of the Sacred Heart community and posted will probe the spiritual foundational principles that support an embracing of the Earth as a treasured gift for which we assume care and responsibility. These pages are populated with rich material for curriculum and professional/spiritual/emotional growth.

     The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops pointed out in its statement, Renewing the Earth, that as stewards, “we seek to explore the links between concern for the person and for the earth, between natural ecology and social ecology. The web of life is one.”

Please click here to submit your resources to share with the larger community. Select a category to locate specific resources.

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Organizations
Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees ... More
Music
I see the work of Your Hands / Galaxies spin in a Heavenly dance oh God / All that You are is so overwhelming ... More
Music
Creation of Love" is the third collection that Denise Pyles has professionally recorded and produced. ... More
Print Resources
A Study Guide on Climate Change based upon key themes in Catholic Social Teaching ... More
Web Resources
Leaders from all faiths have published a vast array of resources that demonstrate that stewarding and caring for the Earth is wholly consistent with a belief in God ... More
Prayers
Earth teach me stillness as the grasses are stilled with light. / Earth teach me suffering as old stones suffer with memory ... More
Web Resources
EarthEcho’s resources and programs put the tools of change in the hands of a generation primed and ready to take action ... More
Videos
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. ... More
Prayers
These graces and prayers for the Earth come from different cultures and religions around the world ... More
Web Resources
The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center acts for justice in the church and in the world ... More

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