9E – Creation and Co-creation

  1. Creation and Evolution

    The media is full of stories regarding suggesting that Christians do not accept scientific theories of evolution. This is not true.

    The Catholic Educators’ Resource Centre provides a number of links which deal with issues of Evolution.

  2. Quick Clip

    Laudato Si’ Activity

    What is Laudato Si’?

    Saving our common home: It’s more than being a tidy kiwi

    Saving our common home: It’s all about relationships:

  3. Creation Stories from Around the World

    Human beings have always asked “how did we get here”. The response of many cultures was to tell a story, a myth to explain creation.

    Flash Movies tell creation myths in picture and sound with follow-up exercises to do. Includes the Māori creation myth  Pronunciation not great.

    An Aboriginal Creation story
    The Rainbow Serpent

    Egyptian creation myth and the great creators, Atum and Khepri.

    Chinese Creation myth  

    World Myths and Legends  – Google Earth.  At present only a small number of stories here.

  4. Creation Stories in Genesis

    The Christian community presents the story of Creation in the Book of Genesis.

    Outline and explanation of the two creation stories in Genesis.

  5. Stewardship and Co-creation

    What is Stewardship?
    We are all called to be stewards and care for God’s creation.

    What can we do?
    Young Reporters for the Environment
    Forest and Bird Youth
    Nature Space:Ecological Restoration in Aotearoa 
    This site has links to organisations you might be interested in.
    Enviroschools
    New Zealand Climate Action Network

    Turn plastic into cash

    The Scientist has interesting and  useful articles on ecology and the environment.
    Extra for experts: Living sustainably is a challenge to us all and there are some tough decisions that our governments and we ourselves have to make when we respond to the issues.

  6. De-Creation

    Some examples of how humans de-create by misusing their free will.

    Environment News Service (ENS) provides up to date information on environmental issues.
    Earth Observatory provide a fact sheet on de-forestation.
    Greta Thunberg talks about climate change and what she did about it.

    Overview on Acid Rain what it is, what causes it and how it can be prevented.

  7. Catholic Teaching on the Environment

    Catholic Social Teaching challenges each of us to be responsible with God for care of the earth.
    Care for God’s Creation

    Catholic Social Teaching  on Stewardship.  A short slide presentation.

  8. More Quizzes

Creation and Co-Creation

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