From Changing Lightbulbs to Changing Systems: Engaging Your Congregation in Climate Justice Advocacy

Fri 4:00pm - 4:50pm

Venue: Convo 08

Co-Creators

Many congregations now have green committees or creation care committees, but many struggle with figuring how to move from changing lightbulbs to changing systems. Many feel the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to move beyond greening congregations to faith-based creation care advocacy and being a moral voice for climate justice in the broader community. But it's often difficult to know where to start in making that transition. Come discuss the challenges and opportunities of moving your congregation towards creation care advocacy, as well as concrete strategies for engaging your congregation in work that can meet the scale of the climate crisis and our obligation to speak and act boldly for justice. We'll discuss the landscape of climate justice advocacy, fundamental organizing strategies and tactics, and discuss and troubleshoot challenges particular to doing this work in faith-based communities and congregations. Worksheets and resources will also be provided for participants to begin planning or refining creation care campaigns that they hope to launch.