Green Seminary News
Report on Catholic Ecology Courses in Catholic Seminaries from The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development - a groundbreaking survey of 48 Catholic seminaries in North America, Rome, and the Holy Land revealing the range of their efforts to incorporate environmental issues into seminary coursework.
Join over 55 seminaries already involved!
If your school is interested in being considered part of a 5-7 member
pilot cohort group, please review all materials in this section.
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Got questions about the new Seminary Environmental Certification Program?
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Frequently Asked Questions...
1. For seminaries which are part of a university, do we apply the standards to the entire campus or just to the seminary portion?
2. What does certification do to separate our school from the 55 seminaries listed on the website?
3. Are there a minimum # of people expected to serve on our school's Green Team?
4. Is the tuition fee for seminaries ($1,500 for pilot cohort / $3,000 for future) a one-time fee or annual?
1. It would only apply to the seminary or theological school.
2. Participating in the Certification Program will offer your school an opportunity for:
a) support and guidance to assess status and develop customized action plans around your own environmental efforts
b) regular interactions with other seminaries participating in the Certification Program, sharing strategies, struggles and successes, best practices, and new ideas. Overall, by participating in this program, seminaries benefit from a rich, supportive environment in which they are equipped to accomplish more than they would be able to do on their own.
3. Not specifically, however the success of the Program will hinge on representation from all segments of the seminary community - faculty, students, staff, and administration.
4. It is a one time fee which is good for all three years of the certification program. It also comes with a guarantee that your seminary will save at least that much in energy savings during that time.
- PAST WEBINAR RECORDINGS
Greening efforts at three schools: Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and Drew Theological School PLUS an introduction to the new Seminary Environmental Certification Program (click here)
Flint, Environmental Racism, and the Black Church’s Environmental Heritage (click here)
Energy Stewardship for Seminarians (click here)
Video interviews from
“Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization.”