Exploring Ecotheology:
A Four-Session Series on Christianity & Creation

Facilitated by the Rev. Justin R. Cannon, Rector
All Saints Episcopal Church, San Leandro, CA
September-October 2020

Email rector@saintsalive.net for the Zoom login details. Each session builds on the previous sessions, so it is encouraged that you attend all four sessions, as one cohesive program.

September 14, 2020 – 3:00pm
Title: Rediscovering Our Place in Creation
Considering Our Present Action


This session will focus on introductions, and considering where we each are coming from. We will spend some time to consider the context of our world, our current day-to-day actions, our current views on Creation, and dialogue about our individuals experiences of nature.

September 21, 2020 – 3:00pm
Biblical Foundations for Earthkeeping
Considering the Christian Story 

This session will focus on exploring the Christian story and what it says about the relationship between God and Creation, and therefore our own relationship to the earth. We will primarily focus on the Scriptures.
October 5, 2020 – 3:00pm
God’s Presence Fills All Creation 
Critical Reflection Dialogue

This session will be a time for us to question and reflect upon our current actions, the Christian story, and the assumptions and presumptions we bring with us to this course. We will also examine some sources for the Church fathers and mothers and Christian voices from the past. This session will include a short film, Effective Stewardship: Wisdom on the Environment, with an emphasis on group discussion. 
October 12, 2020 – 3:00pm
Creation Waits with Eager Longing!
Forming a Common Vision

This session will focus on how we can turn what we have learned about into action, if we feel so compelled. We will watch short a film together entitled Honoring God’s Creation followed by some time for discussion. We will spend some time exploring how/if this series has shaped our beliefs, and how we hope to move forward as individuals or a group. We will also have a closing creation litany.