Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Conservation Center
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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Conservation Center
The Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Conservation Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 46-1437406) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
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The Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Conservation Center provides education and information in Catholic faith-based ecology and conservation through a combination of on-line and on-the-ground nature centers and programs. We seek to foster a greater awareness and understanding of the Church’s teaching on ecology and the environment, always in a manner that is accurate and faithful. Education is critical for developing a greater sense of ecological responsibility: responsibility for one’s self, for others, and for the Earth. A faith-based education in ecological responsibility entails a genuine conversion in ways of thought and behavior. We offer an extensive, searchable on-line collection of quotes, statements, and writings about ecology and the environment provided by popes, bishops, priests, sisters, saints, and laypersons. Our collection contains a wide variety of writings, all of which are faithful to the Magisterium of the Church. This collection is updated regularly and is available for free on our web site. Over time, we hope to offer this collection in various languages. We educate and inform people through our web site and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterist, and YouTube. We are blessed with a growing community of faithful friends, and are expanding our efforts to reach a greater number of people on-line. Our plans include the development of on-the-ground nature centers, where people of all ages will experience and learn about ecology, conservation, agriculture, natural science, renewable energy, and environmental justice, all in the light of Catholic social teaching. We believe that contact with nature has a deep restorative power. Contemplation of the wonder of God's creation reminds us of the need to protect the environment and to exercise responsible stewardship of the goods of the Earth. Our activities will include nature walks, wildlife observation, outdoor recreation, gardening, farming, and habitat restoration, together with prayer, retreats, and volunteer opportunities. We participate in and host workshops, conferences, and training events, focused on sharing accurate information about Catholic ecology and the care of creation. An authentic protection of the environment requires a clear defense of human life from conception to natural death. Throughout our work, we link human ecology and natural ecology, and promote the Catholic viewpoint that respect for human life extends also to respect for all of creation. Additionally, we seek to foster a greater appreciation of the Church’s rich cultural tradition, in literature, the arts, and music, especially as these relate to creation, life, and the good news of redemption. Read about our conservation program ->
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