The Time Is Now: Train and Equip Yourself for Faith-Rooted Climate Action!
The UCC’s Council for Climate Justice began 2020 by issuing “A Kairos Call to Action,” a call for churches to engage in an all out mobilization to address climate and inequality over the next ten years. UN climate reports and the world’s leading climate scientists have stressed that we are now in a critical window of time for action to mitigate the climate crisis and steer our planet toward a sustainable future. In the Bible, the Greek word used to speak of a time that is simultaneously one of crisis and God-given opportunity is kairos. From Martin Luther King, Jr. to the anti-apartheid movement, the word kairos has captured what it means to be in a moment pregnant with possibility in answering God’s call.
To assist our churches in answering this call, the UCC has partnered with Blessed Tomorrow, a national climate leader for people of faith, in order to train clergy and laity interested in inviting others to act and advocate for climate solutions as a matter of faith. This free, four-hour training will equip participants to go back to their faith communities with the tools needed to give presentations and develop concrete plans of action that actualize hope.
As part of the training, everyone who registers will be able to receive a free copy of "Cathedral on Fire!: A Church Handbook for the Climate Crisis" from Rev. Brooks Berndt, UCC Minister for Environmental Justice. Register today!