Today, we honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a call to become a core supporter of the fiercely urgent work of the Creation Justice community.
Between now and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we seek 50 new Creation Justice community members to join the #CreationJustice Monthly Giving Program. Participants will not only be among our most important financial supporters, but will also have opportunities to serve as valued counsel as we develop and grow the ministry.
While the context into which Dr. King spoke these words was different, core challenges he articulated stand the test of time and ground our work today: We must confront the evil giant triplets of racism, militarism, and extreme materialism. In Dr. King's spirit, we support rapidly moving from being a thing-oriented society to a people-oriented society, and awakening our communities to the reality that all life is inter-related in an inescapable network of mutuality, a single garment of destiny.
Like Dr. King, we work for justice by counteracting systems of greed and racism. We are fostering deep, committed ecumenical as well as inter-religious relationships rooted in prayer-with-action.
JOIN #CREATIONJUSTICE MONTHLY GIVING PROGRAM
In a spirit of urgency, we know now is the time to scale up our ministry efforts. Steady financial support is a key way to do this.
With the new-found strength of 50 additional #CreationJustice Monthly Giving partners, we can increase predictable core staff time to develop our Monthly Action Center, the monthly #CreationCare bulletin insert, and support for special times of year such as Lent, Earth Day Sunday, Endangered Species Day, and the Season of Creation. We will also have more predictable time set aside to engage with Creation Justice community members and volunteers, who are best equipped to multiply our shared impact.
Please prayerfully consider whether you are called to expand the Creation Justice community's capacity by becoming one of the 50 new #CreationJustice Monthly Giving partners.
In a special way today, let us lift up our 2020 Earth Day Sunday theme quote from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King:
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there 'is' such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”