Community Ministry Study Group
The idea of "Green Theology" highlights biblical principles that show how our faith is connected to our care/concern for the natural environment. Many of the biblical laws, prophets, psalms and proverbs reflect concern for how people relate to the land and to the natural world. Consider the following Old Testament laws. What are the reasons given for these laws? How do these laws reflect an environmentally-conscious mindset? What other biblical passages or principles reflect an environmentally-conscious mindset? How could these principles be reflected in modern day-to-day life?
During the 1960s, both churches, St. John's and St. James, provided leadership and actively supported and raised money for the civil rights movement, supporting the Freedom Rides and Freedom Schools in the south and supporting the cause of school desegregation in Boston through the establishment of Freedom Schools in Boston and through working with the NAACP and others on the campaign for school integration and educational equity.