When considering practices of Creation Care, it seems obvious that we chould talk about ways to protect, preserve and enjoy the wild places that surround us. And yet, it is all too easy to take these forests, prairies, waterways and other wilderness areas for granted. We do so at our own peril, as they are vital resources for ourselves and for future generations - in addition to being intrinsically good and important pieces in God's Good Creation!
Clayton Daughenbaugh works as Midwest Field Organizer for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, and is a volunteer member - and current chairperson - of the Sierra Club's National Wildlands Committee. He is a Methodist Christian actively involved in his congregation's Environmental Justice Committee, and has created a resource series that can be very helpful in orienting your congregation to some of the problems facing wilderness areas, and guiding you toward positive actions to helppreserve God's Good Creation.
Spirituality and Wilderness: A Guide for Small Group Discussion
Sample Wilderness Resolution
Become a Green Congregation: