Preach, lead discussions, and convene study groups on the intersection of climate, racial, social and economic injustices.
Recognize that the land on which your community lives, works and plays was the original territory of the indigenous people who first cared for it. Acknowledge your debt and advocate for their descendants.
Through study and sermons, connect the congregation with climate actions involving non-violent protests and civil disobedience. Encourage members to attend a training on civil disobedience.
Partner with another congregation whose members are being harmed by climate change or environmental racism and support them in their advocacy efforts for cleaner air and water quality.
Enlist members to write articles, speak at hearings and attend marches and rallies to safeguard our planet from further harm.
Based on the passions of your congregation, choose and champion local/state/national environmental legislation and develop an advocacy campaign to call upon elected officials to support environmental justice.
Establish a “Climate Advocates” group to mobilize the congregation for rapid response to emerging issues or legislation.