Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry
Rural Issues: Social Concerns
- Churches Can Help During a Time of Community Crisis
It seems that more and more, communities are undergoing crises of various types and severities, ranging from weather-related disasters to severe economic downturns. Such crises often bring hardship, trauma, change and struggle.
Most rural communities (or regions) have an emergency measures organization and plan (EMO). Town and country churches can contribute to these efforts by employing their own particular gifts to help communities prepare for and recover resiliently from such crises and disaster.
In 2012, CiRCLe M offered its first training program on rural crisis intervention for rural congregations in their communities . A second round of webinars was offered in May 2014.
The training webinars are not intended to provide certified disaster relief training but rather, to stimulate thinking about ways in which churches can contribute to plans and EMOs in their town or region.
“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.” (Psalm 24:1)
To Live with Respect in Creation
- by Angie Bugg
Angie manages energy conservation projects for the Saskatchewan Environmental Society, and is an active member of McClure United Church.
Selections from her column (below) offer thoughts, facts and practical suggestions for living sustainably.
- Blind Spots and Excuses
- Air Conditioning
- Climate Change - One Thing I Should Do
- Clothes Lines - What's Hanging?
- Driving Ourselves to Disaster
- Electronics Recycling in Saskatchewan
- Energy Conservation in Churches
- Energy Star Light Fixtures
- Here's Winter
- Home Electricity Consumption
- Land of Consumia
- Phantom Load
- Phasing Out Incandescent Lighting
- Renovation Rules
- Systemic Changes
- Aldo Leopold’s “Fierce Green Fire" This is an excerpt from the first full-length documentary film about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, The documentary highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land. More...
You can contact Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org.