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: Defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from Oil Drilling.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a part of God's creation that stands alone in its wilderness, ecological integrity, and beauty. This sacred landscape is also home of the Gwich'in, Alaska native people who depend upon the Porcupine caribou herd for their daily subsistence. The possibility of oil exploration in the Refuge jeopardizes the ecological integrity of the Refuge and the way of life of the Gwich'in people. Take action by signing this petition and stand against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. You can also print this PDF then scan and email it to us.
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.
Efforts to care for God's creation are news-worthy. Write your opinion in the comments section of online articles, or formally respond to an article with a letter to the editor.
Be an opinion leader by drafting a blog post or an opinion editorial to a local newspaper.
Let Creation Justice Ministries know if you get published by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com