INTERFAITH CREATION CARE SOUTH METRO (ICCSM)
MEETING LOCATION AND TIME:
We meet the first and third Mondays of each month from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm. Our meetings are in person but we also provide access via Zoom, the web-based video conferencing tool for those who wish to join us via that tool. Our in person meetings are held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church located at 13801 Fairview Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337. The meetings are being held on the second floor in conference room 200E. Please contact Curt Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-913-1544 to receive the Zoom meeting link or to get answers to any of your questions. If emailing please include in the subject line the words Creation Care. Please join us. Everybody is welcome.
We believe in a world where humanity lives in balanced relationship with all of God's creation, valuing and preserving our environment for the health and prosperity of future generations. We accept the responsibility to be good stewards, recognizing that actions that benefit some have consequences for all.
We act to restore a sustainable relationship between humans and the environment, which is the foundation of health and life for all. We seek environmental justice for the poor and children of seven generations to come. We use our sacred texts to provide the context for inspiring, informing, and encouraging our faith communities to action within and beyond the walls of our communities. We rely on our shared values to transcend political and economic divisions and provide fertile ground for transformational conversations. We inform and equip our communities to advocacy and action for solving the very serious problems of environmental destruction. We educate and facilitate conversations to build support for sustainability policies at the local, national, and international levels. We mentor and support new leaders of all ages to further our mission. We appreciate and celebrate the faith that our Creator has provided all that we need.
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT:
This land we are on today is the traditional homeland of the Sisseton and Wahpeton bands of the Dakota, also known as Sioux, until it was ceded to the US Government in 1851. These indigenous peoples negotiated under duress, as they knew the alternative, and with this treaty they hoped to do better for themselves than a war. The new inhabitants of the land were known to take what they want and call it good when it serves the moment.
Indigenous peoples have lived in right relationship with this land for millennia. In less than 200 years, the new inhabitants have transformed the environment so that it is no longer self sustaining. Especially in this time of climate change and environmental destruction, there is much we can learn from the traditional knowledge of those whom we have marginalized. Get to know these people now, create a relationship to this place that we are now from, the water that we now drink...we seek to know these things in an intimate way. This knowledge will change our minds and our hearts. We must acknowledge in a selfless way the land and water that sustains us and all life on Mother Earth. This acknowledgement is part of becoming a balanced and present human being. It's about honoring and protecting the land and water, honoring ourselves and our bodies, honoring those who cared for this land before us, and honoring those who come after us.
FAITH COMMUNITIES WE REPRESENT
SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH, APPLE VALLEY
ST. THOMAS BECKET CATHOLIC COMMUNITY, EAGAN
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE APOSTLES, BURNSVILLE
UNITED METHODIST EARTHKEEPERS AND UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
SHEPHERD OF THE LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH, PRIOR LAKE
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, BURNSVILLE
HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS
CHRISTUS VICTOR LUTHERAN CHURCH, APPLE VALLEY
CHRISTIANIA LUTHERAN CHURCH, LAKEVILLE
CHURCH OF THE RISEN SAVIOR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY, BURNSVILLE
FAMILY OF CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, LAKEVILLE
EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, BURNSVILLE
ST. JOHN NEUMANN CATHOLIC CHURCH, EAGAN
OAK GROVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BLOOMINGTON
WOODDALE CHURCH, EDEN PRAIRIE
HOPE CHURCH, RICHFIELD
NEW SPIRIT UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, SAVAGE
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, APPLE VALLEY
RIVER HILLS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, BURNSVILLE
When I'm feeling blue about our climate and my children's future, it's great to be able to go to a meeting with the ICC group. They are working on solutions and the support and encouragement is amazing! Very spiritually uplifting :)ReplyDelete
Does this group still meet?ReplyDelete
We do. We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The schedule varies on special occasions. Let us know if we missed you. Contact email@example.com.ReplyDelete