Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems

(Eco-Justice Series Program Three)

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How can we protect our oceans and waterways?

Water is central both to our Christian theology and to our survival. Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems guides small groups in discerning how they can better care for the earth’s waters, as well as the creatures and communities who live in and around them.

Program Overview

In the context of community, participants explore their relationships with water, in both the Christian Scriptures and their daily lives. Participants can expect to leave Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems better equipped to restore the health of our oceans, waterways, and ecosystems through advocacy, grassroots organizing, and daily decision-making.

Program Goals

Goals for Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems include:

Facilitation

Two volunteer facilitators are needed for Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems. JustFaith Ministries provides strong facilitation support.

Sessions

Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems consists of eight 2-hour sessions and an immersion experience.

Books/Resources

There are three books used in Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems – available through our JustFaith Ministries Bookstore.

Program Promotion

Need help inviting people to your small group? This program promotion kit contains sample social media posts, bulletin announcements, email invitations, and more. Click below to download the promotion kit.

Cost

When you register, you have two options:

  • Participants register and pay individually based on a sliding fee scale of $35, $55, or $75/person with additional scholarships available. (You will need a minimum of 9 people in your group).
  • Participants register and pay individually, but a faith community, organization, or individual subsidizes their registration costs.
TESTIMONIALS

What They’re Saying

Steven K. Halstead
Bondurant, Iowa
“Before I took the Sacred Water course, I didn't realize how much I take water, and in particular clean water, for granted. The course really opened my eyes to the blessing I have and I will never take it for granted again.”
JoAnn Braegelman
St. Cloud, MN
“As inhabitants of our beautiful planet, we have lost that important and sacred connection to the earth as it houses and sustains us. I love how these sessions help to reawaken that connection and bring a greater awareness to the issues around the land we rely on for food, the air that we breathe, and the water that sustains all life. Not only do they create a greater awareness of the effects of climate change, they also encourage spiritual growth and challenge our complacency. By bringing to light the deeply connected justice issues around climate change such as migration, poverty, food insecurity and health concerns of those living on the margins, participants are challenged to explore their own responses and advocate for more sustainable ways of living both locally and globally. This is a great series and I would encourage everyone to participate!”
Gabrielle Poli
Pilot Group
“Sacred Water inspired me to see the protection of our watersheds as a spiritual practice. The contemplative aspects of the class allowed me to confront difficult environmental issues out of compassion, rather than from a place of fear. This workshop integrates social justice, faith, science, and the importance of community as tools for healing our earth. I learned so much from my group members, discovering new ways to advocate for our watersheds and the people who depend on them.”

Program Registration

Program Includes:

  • Comprehensive materials and session guides
  • Facilitation guidance
  • Retreat and Immersion guidance
  • Adaptations for virtual groups
  • Direct access to program staff for support

When you register, you have 2 options:

  • Participants register and pay individually based on a sliding fee scale of $35, $55, or $75/person with additional scholarships available. (You will need a minimum of 9 people in your group).
  • Participants register and pay individually, but a faith community, organization, or individual subsidizes their registration costs.

Books & Resources
for Group Participants

Participant books/resources are sold separately through our JustFaith Ministries Bookstore. The cost for the books used in Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems is approximately $49/person. Note that there may be a small additional fee for an occasional video purchase.

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