Mission and History
The Green Seminary Initiative (GSI) is premised on two convictions: The first is that the religious community has a unique and significant calling to turn back human-caused environmental destruction and to participate in bringing all of creation into health and wholeness. The second conviction is that theological schools should provide clergy and religious leaders with the tools necessary for them to lead their congregations, communities and organizations in meeting their unique call to protect and restore creation.
GSI fosters efforts by theological schools and seminaries to incorporate care for creation into the identity and mission of the institution, such that it becomes a foundational part of the academic program and an integral part of the ethos of the whole institution.
We are very grateful for the past support of the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago and the Kalliopeia Foundation, and for the ongoing assistance of FORE (the Forum on Religion and Ecology) and the Luce Foundation.
The Green Seminary Initiative is co-hosted by GreenFaith and Drew Theological School.