Renewal, 2007 (90 minutes)
Renewal presents eight inspiring stories of diverse religious groups who are caring for God’s creation through different actions inspired by their faith. The film takes us through stories of Christians fighting mountaintop removal for coal mining, Jewish leaders teaching children the connection between nature and spiritual traditions, Muslims practicing their faith through sustainable agriculture, interfaith groups working with congregations to reduce the amount of waste in their congregation and more. Despite the differences in religious traditions, the common threads of faith and creation care are evident, and the stories present inspiring and compelling pictures of the environmental movement in religious communities. Each of the eight stories is about 10 minutes–pick one and discuss it at an adult forum or host a Wednesday night series on creation care. A discussion guide is available here.