Take Action for God's Creation
Living out our faith goes beyond individual actions, our own households, or our own churches. We are called to follow the example of Jesus and the prophets --- to be courageous in proactively shaping our communities and our world to better align with our faith values. In the United States, we have a democratic system that requires active input from people of faith and conscience. A healthy democracy requires people to be educated, organized, and engaged at every level. Creation Justice Ministries specializes in educating and equipping Christian communities to engage at the federal level. Creation Justice Ministries has numerous educational resources to equip you and your community to learn about issues. Below, you will find tips on how to use your knowledge and take action.
ACTION SPOTLIGHT: Justice For #EachGeneration
The Justice for #EachGeneration campaign calls for more than a thousand sermons in solidarity with the 21 youth who have taken our federal government to court over climate change. Clergy and youth are encouraged to make a pledge to preach a sermon in the coming months. Liturgical resources and updates are provided. Help us spread the word about the challenge on social media.
Also, read this wonderful reflection on the case by Peter Sawtell of Eco-Justice Ministries. (Taken from www.eachgeneration.org)
Directly Contact Decision-Makers.
In our U.S. democracy, engaging with elected officials is a civic responsibility.
You can visit, call, or email your elected officials to express your concern for God's creation.
The United States Capitol Switchboard is:
Find your US Senators at www.senate.gov
Find your US Representative at www.house.gov
This is the Congressional Calendar for 2017.
Here are some tips for an effective visit.
Organize Your Community.
Where two or three are gathered, God is among us, and nothing is impossible.
Planning educational events, prayer services, vigils, community forums, listening sessions, and town hall meetings make a difference. Consider getting your faith community involved in Earth Day Sunday, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, or the Season of Creation.
Let Creation Justice Ministries know your plans at firstname.lastname@example.org