Stories from Seminaries



 Recent Stories from Seminaries:

  • Union Theological Seminary has recently divested from fossil fuels! (read full story here)


  • We are pleased to welcome Virginia Theological Seminary to the Green Seminary Initiative! Cheer them on as they participate in the Krietler Cup... (read full story here)


  • Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary were into sustainability before it was "trendy." Their concern and care for the enviroment stems from their Mennonite history, which has deep ties to farming and simple living. The earth is a gift; and EMU/EMS seek to protect their share... (read full story here)


  • In July of 2009, Sioux Falls Seminary, in Sioux Falls, SD, relocated to its current campus, which is anchored by one of the only LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings in the area. The school needed to expand, while at the same time demonstrating its commitment to environmental stewardship. They chose to build anew and go green... (read full story here)


  • An ever-increasing focus on ecology and sustainability is evident in a variety of ways at Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO). It begins with MTSO’s statement of Aspiration, Identity and Purpose, which concludes with this affirmation: “We take seriously..." (read full story here)

  • This year at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, the campus Green Team has centered its efforts around a theology of caring for creation “from a free and merry spirit.”  The quote comes from second-generation Andreas Musculus writing in the Formula of Concord on how we do good works not from... (read full story here)


  • At Brite Divinity School a student-led “green group” is helping to make connections among the classroom, community life, and the ministerial contexts of students and alumni.  “Brite Green,” as the group is named, was started by Megan Ammann as part of a class assignment. One of the requirements of Dr. Tim Hessel-Robinson’s “Spirit and Nature” class is semester-long, hands-on involvement with some pressing (click here to read the complete story).



  • Asbury Seminary recently joined efforts with Blessed Earth to create the "Hope for Creation" event. Learn more about their efforts here


  • Sustainabilty is the new buzzword at Fuller Theological Seminary. Read more about Fuller's green building practices, the green activism it supports, and its commitment to creation care in this pdf document.


  • Students at Gordon College can take a semester abroad in the Creation Care Study Program. By combining travel, cross-cultural experience, and learning experiences in beautiful natural settings, Gordon College offers its students a unique educational opportunity.


  • George Fox Evangelical Seminary has recently launched a Christian Earthkeeping concentration for students training to be leaders in the evangelical community. Focusing on Old Testament and New Testament Scripture, students in this program learn about caring for creation, stewardship, and community building. Read more about ithere.


  • Drew University, in conjunction with GreenFaith and the Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church, recently held a two-day religious-environmental training event called Ground for Hope 2010. This event featured training sessions on green facily management, environmental justice workshops, sessions on teaching and preaching environmental issues, a keynote address by Larry Rasmussen, and much, much more. 


  • The General Theological Seminary recently updated their heating and cooling systems to an energy efficient, environmentally friendly geothermal system. Click here to read more.


  • Eastern Mennonite Seminary has incorporated eco-justice courses into their curriculum. You can read more about it here.



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