The FSPA ecospirituality committee facilitates the implementation of two parts of the FSPA Direction Statement which focus on the awareness that humans are interconnected with all of creation, that God is the primary course and power within all creation, and that all of creation is sacred and holy.
Ecospirituality - FSPA farmland: a reflection of God's goodness, abundance by Anita Beskar, FSPA
Ecospirituality - Sacred legacy, sacred land: modeling the past in the future by Lucy Slinger, FSPA
Ecospirituality: FSPA puts Franciscan heritage in action today by Paulynn Instenes, FSPA
Earth Day: A celebration of relationships by Rita Feeney, FSPA
Carbon footprints: How are we doing? by Betty Daugherty, FSPA
Ecospirituality: FSPA continue to reduce carbon footprint - Paulynn Instenes, FSPA, recommends ways to reduce your carbon footprint in an effort to reduce global warming
Ecospirituality: Tending the land: What would Francis tell us to do? by Lucy Slinger, FSPA
Ecospirituality: Composting is Simply Common Sense by Affiliate Shirley Huhn with assistance from Sister Lucy Slinger
Local farmers restore consumer connection to Earth - by Betty Daugherty, FSPA
Language of ecospirituality shapes our worldview- by Anita Beskar, FSPA, explains the language of "ecospirituality."
Diversity reveals manifestations of God – Paulynn Instenes, FSPA, uses contemporary sources to illustrate that understanding our diverse universe helps us to see God. Artwork by 7th grade students from St. Luke School in Plain, Wis., demonstrates the diversity concept.
Ecospirituality of Green Living - Lucy Slinger, FSPA, examines the intersection of spirituality and sustainable living. The 'three R's' of right relationships provide simple questions to provoke a conversion in your life.
Moment of Grace - A personal reflection by Betty Daugherty, FSPA, on whether we have the imagination needed to take care of the Earth.
Living Simply, Living Franciscan - ‘Sprouting’ is an excellent way to add more green to your diet - by Affiliate Mary Ellen Dunford
Living Simply: Buy local, eat green - by Affiliate Mary Ellen Dunford
Plastics: An Environmental and Health Concern - by Affiliate Mary Ellen Dunford
Corn-based ethanol is not 'green' - by Affiliate Carolyn Klein
Ecospirituality: Discovering the spirit in ecology - Earl Madary, affiliate, explores ecology and the creator's love of pizzazz.
Investing in the Earth's Future - The FSPA congregation has begun to generate electricity from their steam plant in a process known as Combined Heat and Power (CHP). With CHP the steam that is created to heat nearby buildings is recycled through a conversion process which produces electricity. The electricity produced is three times more efficient than power created by an electric utility. This means fewer emissions and less pollution.
"The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and to take care of it."
From the Book of Genesis 2:15 (New International Version of the Bible)