The Seminary Faith and Ecology Project brings tools developed through years of teaching experience and extensive resources to divinity schools, seminaries, and school of divinity encouraging them to educate their students on the relationship between faith and ecology.
In conjunction with this program, ICSD has published multiple reports about courses for seminarians on faith and ecology being offered by seminaries around the world. ICSD’s Seminary Faith and Ecology Project promotes and enables the sharing of resources and course syllabi between seminaries, as well as conducts virtual and live meetings for seminary deans and faculty.
ICSD holds affiliate status with The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, but is not an accredited member of the Association.
ICSD organizes conferences for seminary deans, faculty, and others around faith and ecology. The conferences help equip seminaries with the tools needed to prepare the next generation of religious leaders to effectively engage in Creation care and environmental justice.
ICSD has co-organized four conferences for seminary faculty and deans on ecologically-informed theological education: a Washington D.C. conference in March 2017, a New York City conference in 2016, a Jerusalem conference in 2015 and a Jerusalem conference in 2014.
The most recent symposium took place at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, near Columbus in October 2017. A reflection and impressions will follow soon.
For next year, we are working with the Columbia Theological Seminary near Atlanta, Georgia for a symposium in March 2018. More information will follow soon.
This report highlights ecologically themed courses offered at Catholic seminaries in North America, Rome, and the Holy Land. This groundbreaking report, updated in December 2016, includes course descriptions of over 170 courses on ecology offered in over 60 theological schools and seminaries.
Released in October 2016, the Report on Catholic Ecology Courses For Priestly Formation highlights courses on ecological themes offered at a number of Catholic seminaries in North America, Rome, and the Holy Land. It follows the release of Pope Francis’s Encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home, which has significantly increased global awareness of the strong link between faith and ecology and called for seminaries and houses of worship to provide creation-care education.
Released in March 2016, the Report on Faith and Ecology Teaching in the Holy Land Seminaries highlights the faith and ecology courses offered by various seminaries in the Holy Land, with a focus on Christian and Jewish seminaries.
In collaboration with the Green Seminary Initiative and the Seminary Stewardship Alliance, ICSD provides an online, searchable syllabus collection of courses on faith and ecology.
In collaboration with the Green Seminary Initiative and the Seminary Stewardship Alliance, ICSD has created an online, searchable syllabus collection of courses on Bible, Theology, and Ethics.
The Holy Land Seminarians Faith and Ecology Project brings together Muslim, Christian, and Jewish seminary and religious students from across the Holy Land to engage in interactive workshops about human coexistence and environmental sustainability.
This project matches environmental scientists with seminaries and theological schools in the same locality to bring scientists to seminaries to give guest lectures on global environmental issues.
Holy Land Seminarians Faith and Ecology Project brings together Muslim, Christian, and Jewish seminary students from the Holy Land for interactive seminars on human coexistence and environmental sustainability. The Project educates emerging clergy about current sustainability challenges and the religious teachings that can address them.
Special Report: Creation Care
Creation Care at the 2012 Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society– A Report by Blessed Earth