Take Action with Creation Justice Ministries This August
Check out these different ways for you and your congregation to get involved. Come back every month for new ways to take action!
52 Ways to Care for Creation-August Bulletin Insert
Download the 52 Ways to Care for Creation August bulletin insert. Each week you can find a new tip for how you and your congregation can be stewards of God's creation. Want to see the full year of tips? Check out the full article on our blog here. If you prefer Spanish, makes sure to see "52 maneras de cuidar de la creación".
Events in August
August 5 at 1pm EST: The Green New Deal & Reparations Webinar w/ the United Church of Christ, Interfaith Power & Light, & People's Justice Council. Join Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a leading champion of the Green New Deal and reparations, Tamara Toles O'Laughlin the North America Director for 350.org, and Rev. Sekinah Hamlin the Economic Justice Minister for the United Church of Christ for a discussion to explore such connections and how faith communities can work to advance just policies on the Green New Deal and reparations.
August 6: Faith Communities & Climate Resilience Virtual Summit- Harvey. Florence. Irma. Climate disasters are here and are affecting faith communities up and down the East Coast. Join w/ Creation Justice Ministries and Southeast Faith Leaders Network us on August 6 to learn how congregations can play a pivotal role in building resilience in their towns and cities. Register HERE.
September 1st: the Season of Creation begins
Timely Racial Justice Resources
Below are materials from our member communions on showing reverence for Black lives. We will update as more resources are posted this month.
Shantha Ready Alonso's statement on behalf of Creation Justice Ministries
Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr. of the AME Church: A "Novel" Pentecost
Episcopal Church: Presiding Bishop Curry piece in Washington Post
Bishops of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: ELCA reaffirms commitment to combat racism and white supremacy
Presbyterian Church: Racism is a sin against humanity & Worship Resources
United Church of Christ: Addressing Systematic Violence Against African Americans in Contemporary America (Webinar)
30X30 Resolution to Save Nature
This resolution aims to federally protect 30% of US land and water. If you haven't already completed the action center make sure to do so!
Sacred Oceans and Seas Educational Resource
Want to learn more about God's oceans? Download the Sacred Oceans and Seas Educational Resource! Here you will get a better theological & environmental understanding of the oceans and their ecosystems.
Survey: How Has Covid-19 Affected Your Ministry?
Take this survey to let us know how Covid-19 has affected your ministry and how Creation Justice Ministries can be supportive.
African Methodist Episcopal Church: AME Social Action Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and Substantive Protests
Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church: A TIME LIKE LAMENTATIONS: More than 101,000 Dead of Pandemic; and Only God Knows How Many Dead of Racism
Rev. Dr. Ken Brooker Langston of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): Poem for Pentecost
2020 American Baptist Churches USA: Acts of Racial Injustice – A Letter from American Baptist Churches Interim General Secretary
Mennonite Central Committee: Renewing MCC’s commitment toward ending racism in the U.S.
National Council of Churches: Floyd Murder by Police is an Outrage
Alliance of Baptists- Statement on Racism in the US & anti-racism resources
United Methodist Church- Ways United Methodists can can stand against racism
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