EVANGELICAL SEMINARIES TAKE LEAD ON CREATION CARE
New Leadership Group Meeting for First Time in Kentucky
Lexington, KY (September 13, 2012)—
Interest in caring for the environment is cropping up in all kinds of places, including at some of America’s largest and most prestigious seminaries. While care for the environment has been a much-debated topic in the political sphere, it is now gaining positive traction in America’s theological training institutions. One example of this growing movement is the Seminary Stewardship Alliance.
This new initiative was announced in April 2012 at the Washington National Cathedral. It is a consortium of schools dedicated to reconnecting Christians with the biblical call to care for God’s creation. The twelve schools that have committed to this initiative represent a wide range of Christian thought, including Asbury Theological Seminary, Duke Divinity School, and Fuller Theological Seminary.
From September 27-29, two representatives each from the initial twelve seminaries will convene at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore. The purpose of the conference will be equipping seminaries to build stewardship teams on their campus. These stewardship teams will be responsible for helping their individual seminary teach, preach, live and hold each other accountable for good stewardship practices.
To learn more about the Seminary Stewardship Alliance visit our website (http://seminaryalliance.org/) or watch a short video highlighting the formation of the conference (http://vimeo.com/43839778). For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Laura Leavell at Laura@blessedearth.org.