the past twenty years, many religious congregations have explored
the insights of the "New Story" to reassess their missions
and ministries. These insights, particularly as articulated by
Thomas Berry, have provided a compelling framework for determining
the roots of our present cultural crisis and providing fresh new
directions for responding to them. Land conservancy represents
but one of these new directions.
congregations have come to feel a growing responsibility to initiate
a new relationship with their lands at the same time they are experiencing
their own financial pressures. Concurrently, land protection groups
are realizing that these very lands, taken together, constitute
an outstanding collection of unprotected natural areas and open
spaces. These lands are often in large parcels that contain significant
natural and community resources.
you have been considering the options for your own congregational
lands and would like to enter further conversation or learn of
resources particular to your situation, we can help make connections.