Along with numerous other new organizations, the Seminary Stewardship Alliance represents a significant movement among evangelicals toward environmental justice (or creation care, as it’s sometimes called). The partner schools include Asbury, Denver, Fuller, George Fox, and Gordon-Conwell. On Earth Day leaders of the twelve schools convened at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., to sign a covenant.
Some of the most vibrant initiatives of the contemporary evangelical left have targeted environmental degradation. Some–like Matthew and Nancy Sleeth of Blessed Earth and John Nagle of the University of Notre Dame–describe their work using the language of “creation care.” Others speak of environmental justice. On the other end of the spectrum, conservative critics of these initiatives–like Pastor Jack Hibbs of Southern California–speak of the “green dragon.” For portraits of these figures and a helpful sketch of these fault lines, check out this recent radio episode of The Current on the CBC.