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Catholics Going Green

Catholics Going Green

A Small-Group Guide for Learning and Living Environmental Justice 

Edited by: Walter Grazer

Price: $5.95

Format: Booklet

Pages: 96

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-210-4

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: May 1, 2009

More Adult Faith Formation, Small-Group Resources


This small-group resource examines basic environmental justice themes through the lens of Catholic social teaching and scripture. The compact, ninety-minute session format is perfect for busy adults who want to stay connected with environmental topics in a meaningful, engaged way.

The session topics include:

  1. We Walk on Holy Ground
  2. We Honor the Dignity of the Human Person
  3. We Stand in Solidarity
  4. We Share the Goods of he Earth
  5. We Champion the Cause for Global Human Development
  6. We Answer the Call to Conversion for Life

"Did you know?" facts, profiles of Catholics engaged in environmental ministries, discussion questions, and prayers combine to assist group members in forming local strategies for environmental renewal. Also ideal for interfaith dialogue, campus ministry groups, and themed retreats.


Expertise and passion."

"Catholics Going Green ... was written by Walter Grazer, former director of the environmental justice program for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. His expertise and passion about environmental justice come across clearly and lovingly."

Peggy Weber, in The Tidings


“Every believer should read this superb book . It shows why pollution is a social-justice problem and why its heaviest burdens are borne by the poor and the powerless. Down-to-earth, thoughtful, and insightful, it leads believers first to prayer and then to action to alleviate environmental problems. Designed for use either by small groups or by individuals, each chapter is filled with useful environmental discussions, relevant Scripture readings, prayers, and stories of ordinary people who are making a difference. Especially important are its suggestions of specific ways in which people can take action to protect people and the planet.”

Kristin Shrader-Frechette, PhD, O’Neill Family Endowed Professor
Department of Philosophy and Department of Biological Sciences
Director, Center for Environmental Justice and Children’s Health
University of Notre Dame

Catholics Going Green: Our Call to Stewardship and the Journey of Living Environmental Justice