Green Seminary Initiative
Posted 02/24/2019 11:49AM
February 24, 2019—In December, the faculty approved the following Austin Seminary Green Seminary Initiative Mission Statement:
Consistent with its mission to educate persons for ordained Christian ministry and other forms of Christian service and leadership, and in its endeavor to be an exemplary community of God’s people, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary commits to ecological stewardship of God’s creation, reduction of the Seminary’s carbon footprint, and attentiveness to creation care in its curriculum, worship, common life, and public witness. This commitment is grounded in biblical traditions that stress that creation belongs to God, John Calvin’s conviction that the natural world is the “theater of God’s glory,” and the Reformed emphasis that creation is entrusted to our care and we are called to be agents of healing in a broken world. Our faith, in short, invites us to become a green seminary.