January 2006: Inaugural Newsletter
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Restoring Eden’s newsletter, the CreationVoice!
Restoring Eden is both a conversation and a community of Christians convinced that we must better care for God’s creation. Now, we’re expanding that conversation to the internet. About every three weeks, we’ll keep you up to date with how Christians all over the world are finding new and innovative ways to love, serve, and protect God’s creation.
- Making your hearts bigger – Let's be like children at the zoo, full of wonder and marvel at the majesty of God’s creation. From family day-hikes in a forest to church field trips in local organic vineyards, the CreationVoice will share examples of how God’s people are again walking in relationship and reverence.
- Making your hands dirtier – With reverence comes responsibility, so CreationVoice will share fun and meaningful ways to help the Restoring Eden community live more gently upon the earth.
- Making your voice stronger – The CreationVoice will “speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves” by advocating within the public and political arena for natural habitats, wild species, and indigenous peoples. We’ll defend the “least of these” in God’s creation from the destructive special interests with opportunities for you to speak out for better policy.
But a conversation isn’t just a one-way thing. That’s why the conversation will start in the CreationVoice, but continue at RestoringEden.org. In the coming weeks, we’ll start an interactive blog to keep the dialogue going. And the CreationVoice will also keep you in-the-know about upcoming Restoring Eden speaking engagements, publications, conferences, and workshops.
The CreationVoice will be edited by Brandon Rhodes, our Communications Director. As an honors graduate of the University of Oregon’s Environmental Studies program, and now as a divinity student at Multnomah Biblical Seminary, we know he’ll be able to bring fresh, dynamic ideas to the conversation.
This is an exciting time as Restoring Eden becomes a community living out their faith!
Cheers and prayers,
Restoring Eden Staff