Laurel Kearns
Ecology & Religion at Drew



Ecology at Drew:

Sustainability @ Drew University

Drew has instituted policies and programs to reduce our carbon footprint. Click here for more information on President Weisbuch's Climate Commitment, on studying Environmental Studies and Sustainability, and for other efforts to green Drew's campus.

Ecological Studies in Drew's Graduate Division of Religion

Click here for information regarding studying Religion and Ecology at the graduate level. Here, you will find information on faculty and student scholarship as it pertains to ecological issues.



Information for Seminaries and Congregations:

The Green Seminary Initiative

The Green Seminary Initiative is home to more than forty Seminaries who have made a commitment to act as models for environmental care and to equip students to teach others on environmental issues. The Green Seminary Initiative also serves as a clearinghouse for syllabi and resources for teaching environmental issues in the seminary. Click here to read a recent article on the Green Seminary Initiative in the National Catholic Reporter.

GreenFaith: Interfaith Partners in Action for the Earth

GreenFaith is New Jersey ’s interfaith coalition for the environment. GreenFaith inspires, educates, and mobilizes people of diverse spiritual backgrounds to rediscover their relationship with the sacred in nature and to restore the earth for future generations.

Web of Creation: Ecology Resources to Transform Faith and Society

Provides resources for transforming faith communities and society. Web of Creation is home to the Green Seminary Initiative.

Earth Ministry

Earth Ministry is a non-profit organization committed to engaging the Christian community in environmental stewardship. It works in partnership with individuals and congregations to respond to this great moral challenge through education, individual and congregational lifestyle choices, and organizing for social change through environmental advocacy.



Scholarly Religion and Ecology Websites:

FORE: Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale University

The Forum on Religion and Ecology is the largest multireligious project of its kind. With its conferences, publications, and website it is engaged in exploring religious worldviews, texts, and ethics in order to broaden understanding of the complex nature of current environmental concerns.

AASHE: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. Its mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. It does this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.

International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture

Home to the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature and the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, this institution provides information about the complex relationships among the religious perceptions and practices of the earth's peoples and their diverse environments.



Sociology of Religion:

Sociology of Religion at the Hartford Institute for the Study of Religion

The Hartford Institute for the Study of Religion provides information for scholars in the discipline of the sociology of religion. It supplies links to professional associations, online syllabi, information on scholars in the field, online articles, resources and links for research methods, and more.




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